Left to right: President Maureen Bilsbrough with Dave Little displaying the cheque for £600

Left to right: President Maureen Bilsbrough with Dave Little displaying the cheque for £600

A concert featuring invited young musicians from across the Wigan Borough was a great success and produced a profit of over £600. The concert which takes the form of a solo recital evening, followed a similar concert to last year and actively involved John and Barbara O’Neill, longtime supporters of the Wigan Council’s Music Service.

Sponsored by Wigan Rotary Club, most of the soloists are students with Wigan Council’s award winning Music Service and many of them were finalists and prize winners in the annual Wigan Young Musician of the Year concert which is held every July. The profit will go to supporting the Wigan Music Service ‘Assisted Tuition Scheme’ which provides help for those who need it by reducing the cost of learning to play a musical instrument.

President of Wigan Rotary Club Maureen Bilsbrough said, ‘We were delighted to sponsor the concert and give these gifted young musicians the opportunity to perform in front of an appreciative audience and at the same time providing the music service with funds which I am sure they will use wisely.’

Head of Music Service Dave Little said: “This year’s concert was again a huge success and we are grateful to The Rotary Club of Wigan for helping us to make this opportunity possible and we look forward to next year.’


04/03/2017

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