A Concert of Hope - Friday 22 October with the Coldstream Guards
The Concert of Hope, at St Wulfram’s Church, will feature the Regimental Band of the Coldstream Guards as a fund-raiser for the Army Benevolent Fund charity.
They will be accompanying Colin Thackery, the Korean War veteran who melted the hearts of the nation with his performances when he won the popular ITV talent competition in 2019 Colin, who has since sung with Katherine Jenkins at the Royal Albert Hall and performed at the Royal Variety Performance, donated his TV talent winnings to his home at the Royal Hospital Chelsea for a new activities centre.
Post Covid, it will be a welcome return to the previously regular Army fund-raising concerts taking place every two years in Grantham.
Fifty tickets have been set aside for NHS by organisers to say thank you for their efforts during the pandemic. “We are delighted to see our popular band concerts back after the lockdown,” said Neil McCorquodale for the organising committee. “To hear music from one of the UK’s top military bands in the magnificent setting of St Wulfram’s Church is an opportunity not to be missed. “The band has promised an uplifting programme of music, which will give us all a boost. Our concerts have traditionally been very well supported, so we are hoping that’s the case again this year.” Video screens will be used to ensure everyone has a good view of the stage.
Tickets for the concert are £18 each, with children under 16 free.
The seats are not numbered so guests can choose where to sit.
Doors open at 6.30pm; and the concert starts at 7.30pm.
A pre-concert supper at the Angel and Royal Hotel will be offered at £25 per head with £5 being donated to ABF by the Hotel for each guest who dines there.
Supper tickets are available from Angel and Royal Hotel 01476 565816, or online at www.angelandroyal.co.uk