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The Amber Trust’s 2023 Annual Concert

We are delighted to share the full recording of The Amber Trust’s 2023 Annual Concert. We welcomed the largest audience yet to the Wathen Hall in Barnes on the 28th May 2023.

Hosted by Amber’s Chair, Professor Adam Ockelford, and Amber Patron, Derek Paravicini, the concert features some of the talented musicians supported by the charity, including Lily B, Nikhil, Lilly K, Brianna, Sasha, Ashleigh, Chapman, Ivan, Benjamin, Lily M, Isy and Eleanor. Golden fundraiser Poppy McGhee made a special appearance, performing a charming duet with Ashleigh.

Watch Amber’s 2023 Annual Concert in full

The musicians performed a wide repertoire of music from Bach, Gershwin, Mozart and K.D Lang.

The concert is an excellent opportunity for the young musicians supported by Amber to demonstrate talent in their solo performances, but it is also an occasion to meet new friends and make music together.

Some of our musicians adopted the role of accompanist to collaborate with each other, rehearsing their performances the morning of the concert. Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger saw Nikhil on drums, Lily B on voice, Ashleigh on keyboard and Derek Paravicini on the piano.

Many of our musicians (and the audience!) took part in the ensemble finale, Fly Me to the Moon.

With thanks to all of our musicians and volunteers who made the concert so special, and to the High Master and St Paul’s School for generously allowing us to use the Wathen Hall once again.

Tickets are now on sale for The Amber Trust’s 2024 Annual Concert

Join us on Sunday the 19th May 2024 for another wonderful afternoon of music. The concert will take place at 3:30 PM at the Wathen Hall, St Paul’s School, Barnes. Book your tickets now!

Supporting young musicians

Donate today to support blind and partially sighted children in their musical education and aspirations. Alternatively, you can text AMBER followed by the amount you wish to donate (e.g. “AMBER 10”) to 70085.

You can support vision impaired children for generations to come by leaving a gift to Amber in your will. We have teamed up with Make a Will Online to offer our supporters a free will-writing service. The platform will give you the option remembering The Amber Trust in your will, and any other charities you support.