The music and readings will focus on the beauty of the earth, sea and sky in a programme ranging widely from a renaissance motet to a sea shanty. Several of the songs have been arranged for the choir specially for this performance. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance delivers an advanced Critical Care Team to sick and injured people in our region when they need it most. Available both day and night, 365 days a year, the Air Ambulance Critical Care Team is called out many times a day to attend road traffic collisions, sporting accidents, collapses and many other incidents. Highly skilled crews of doctors, paramedics and pilots can be at the scene of an incident within minutes, ready to deliver the same level of care that you would expect from a hospital emergency department.
Musical director Bruce Randall explains the connection:
One of our singers is a trustee of HIOWAA and she mentioned that it costs £15,000 a day to keep the service operational. What surprised us is that the Charity relies entirely upon the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives. Our concert is a broad mixture of sacred and secular music and there should be something for everyone. All the proceeds will go to HIOWAA. Let’s all help keep the service going.
The concert, entitled ‘Earth, Sea and Sky’, begins at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Andover on Saturday 6 July. Tickets, which include interval refreshments, are £10 in advance from Newbury Building Society, The Lights and choir members, or £12 at the door. Under-14s are admitted free.