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Teen concert ready to roll

A GROUP of actors and singers are hoping to raise the roof with a one off concert to boost funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

A GROUP of actors and singers are hoping to raise the roof with a one off concert to boost funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The D Concert is set to take place on July 12 at Bushell Hall in Solihull and is likely to be the biggest amateur concert to be held in the Midlands this year.

Organisers are hoping to persuade 500 performers from across the country to join the event singing songs from stage and screen and raise over £10,000 to build units in NHS hospitals specifically for teenagers with cancer.

Co-organiser Ian Page said:

"Participants will meet up on the day to rehearse the numbers for the concert in the evening.

"It has been an exciting two months since we launched the project, with interest from as far a field as Manchester, London and even Pakistan".

He added: "We are extreme-ly grateful for the support we have received from the many local groups in Solihull. The idea has really captured people's imaginations."

Local musician and pianist Andrew Johnson is Musical Director for the concert. He

explained the name: "D is the Roman numeral for 500, and we have set ourselves a target of 500 singers, the sound will be incredible once everyone is together in the Bushell Hall."

Sue Clarke, who came up with the idea added: "Anybody over the age of 16 can take part!

"If you love musicals, singing or being part of something real-ly big then the D-Concert is for you. Teenage Cancer Trust is a really worthy cause and we hope to be able to make a difference."

The concert takes place on July 12 at 7.30pm.

Visit the Concert web site at www.dconcert.co.uk or call Sue Clarke on 07970092253. ..SUPL:

 

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