Milland musicians support Marie Curie Cancer Care

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A SPRING concert organised at Milland by Hazel Tripp, in aid of the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity, involved a wide selection of her musical friends who performed in front of a packed hall.

Soloists, duets, trios, quartets, groups and ensembles, playing violins and violas, cellos and clarinets, oboes, flutes and recorders as well as pianos and guitars, and singing, showed off the talents of the village.

The programme started with a string quartet led by Hazel herself, playing Leroy Anderson.

The Hollycombe School choir of eight children sang two songs under the direction of Carly Edmonds.

Traditional English country dance music was also included.

A world premiere of Chris Grayson’s Star-Equilibrium was played by The Village People, described in the programme as ‘our local home-grown musicians’ playing a piece composed by one of the group.

Hazel Tripp, who raised over £800 for the same charity at her spring concert last year, thanked all who had contributed so much to the afternoon.

They included the children, Tom and Megan Davies, who ran the raffle and the many other helpers who were involved.