Sam Burstin is organising an ambitious Mahler 2 this Sunday 1st September at Blackheath Halls, on behalf of his friend, the singer Stephen Kennedy, and the Stroke Association. Steve, who sang with Tenebrae, the Philharmonia Voices and others, suffered a stroke in January and was in a coma for several weeks. Recently released from hospital, he is making a slow recovery, learning to walk again.
This will be an entirely on-the-day event with Sam’s Paradisal Players Orchestra and some 80 singers from Tenebrae, Blackheath Choir, the Monteverdis etc. Our soloists are Louise Alder and Martha McLorinan, both good friends of Steve’s. Everyone is giving their time for free. The orchestra will come together at 10.30, choir arrive at 1pm, and the concert is at 6pm. It is free to attend, tickets can be reserved and donations can be made via this link here.
Just turn up and do it.