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Music Lecturer to Hold Day of Lectures in Fundraising Drive for our Hardship Fund

The Verdun Allen Music Foundation will be fundraising for our Covid-19 Hardship Fund with a special day of lectures on Saturday 27 February.

Published: 17 February 2021 | 11:56 AM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:32 PM
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All proceeds will go to the Musicians Union COVID 19 Hardship Fund, and donations so far have already exceeded the fundraising drive’s initial target of £1000. Photo credit: Shutterstock

The Verdun Allen Music Foundation was established in February 2016 to provide much needed adult education in Manchester. During the pandemic, the organisation has offered a number of online courses via zoom and now welcomes people throughout the UK.

A special series of lectures on Saturday 27th February will mark the organisation's 5th anniversary. All proceeds will go to the Musicians Union COVID 19 Hardship Fund, and donations so far have already exceeded the fundraising drive’s initial target of £1000.

Each session will include short recitals and opportunities for discussion. The lectures planned are:

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: A Sermon in Music: Bach's Cantata BWV 140 'Wachet auf'
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Exotic sounds in Debussy's String Quartet
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm: A National Monument: Elgar's Cello Concerto

To access one or more of the zoom lectures, email stevenrobinson1970@msn.com

Classes are free, but with a suggested donation to the MU of £10 per session.

You can find out more about Steven Robinson and the Verdun Allen Music Foundation on their website.

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