Isle of Wight talent in Gloria Minghella tribute

By a County Press reporter

Monday, July 28, 2014

 

Isle of Wight talent in Gloria Minghella tribute

Gloria Minghella, a stalwart of many Isle of Wight charities and organisations.

SOME of the Isle of Wight’s best singing talent will join forces in a major charity concert in memory of Gloria Minghella.

Acts will include BBC Glee Club winners, Reson8, Medina Community Choir and the newly formed NHS Nightingales, an ensemble inspired by Gareth Malone’s hit TV show, Sing While You Work, will feature in the All Wight Music Extravaganza, at Newport’s Medina Theatre, next Friday, August 1.

Local performers Jack Roberts and Callum Joshua, who were in recent Island productions of Les Miserables and Jesus Christ Superstar, will also take part.

The show will feature songs from the shows, including tributes to hit West End productions, classic jazz standards, opera and operetta.

Proceeds will be donated to charities founded by Island doctors, the Juba Link with St Mary’s Hospital Appeal and Care for Destitute Children in India.

Gloria Minghella’s husband, Eddie, will give his own tribute to his wife, who died earlier this year.

There will be a raffle on the night, with prizes including tickets to a Tim Rice show in the West End, a £200 Brittany Ferries voucher and Debenhams vouchers.

Show organiser, Hannah Brear, said she hoped Tim Rice, a big supporter of Care for Destitute Children in India, would attend the show.

She said: "Gloria Minghella was a huge supporter of the arts and a real tour-de-force in terms of fundraising.

"What better tribute than a concert in her honour, featuring some of her favourite music, while supporting two charities founded by local doctors.

"In the finale, there will be more than 100 people on stage. It will be a thrilling experience for both the performers and the audience."

The show will start at 7.30pm.

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