Brindley Sherratt Invites 11 Opera Stars To Glyndebourne For The Meath Epilepsy Charity
Bringing the House Down: A Concert at Glyndebourne for The Meath Epilepsy Charity
Sunday 5th April 2020, 3pm, at Glyndebourne, East Sussex
Opera singer Brindley Sherratt and his family are delighted to announce a special concert in aid of
The Meath Epilepsy Charity, featuring a host of world-renowned singers at Glyndebourne Opera
House on Sunday 5 April 2020. The Meath Epilepsy Charity is a residential care home for people with complex epilepsy, where his daughter Amy lives.
Features performances from world-renowned opera stars Louise Alder, Barry Banks, Sophie Bevan MBE, Allan Clayton, Dame Sarah Connolly DBE, Yvonne Howard, Jacques Imbrailo, Sally Matthews, Danielle de Niese, Mark Padmore CBE and Sir John Tomlinson CBE. Classic FM’s John Suchet presents the concert.
Tickets are available now from meath.org.uk/glyndebourne costing between £40-£125 (£300 for VIP tickets, including an after-show reception with the stars).
Brindley’s daughter Amy is 29 years old and has a rare metabolic disorder, learning difficulties and complex epilepsy, with her having up to ten seizures a day. Amy’s condition means that she can’t be left alone and she has lived at The Meath, a residential care home for people with complex epilepsy and related disabilities, since 2016. Living at The Meath has encouraged her to have the independence she craves, while ensuring that she is always safe.
Amy Sherratt says: ‘For me the Meath means I have made good friends and I have a very busy week. Having so many seizures is hard but I know I am safe and my friends understand because they have problems too. I’m excited about this concert at Glyndebourne because I love the opera world and meeting Dad’s friends and I’m singing too!‘
Brindley and his wife Christina have organised the concert to raise vital funds for The Meath, which is currently full, with a long waiting list. They have been staggered by the generosity and support they have received from so many people who have made this event happen, including the world-renowned singers who are donating their appearances: Louise Alder, Barry Banks, Sophie Bevan MBE, Allan Clayton, Dame Sarah Connolly DBE, Yvonne Howard, Jacques Imbrailo, Sally Matthews, Danielle de Niese, Mark Padmore CBE, Brindley Sherratt, Sir John Tomlinson CBE. The singers will be accompanied by Matthew Fletcher and Caroline Jaya Ratnam.
The singers will perform popular arias and ensembles from opera and musicals and there will be a performance from The Meath Choir (made up of people who live there) with the Guildford and Godalming Jazz Choir. The concert will end with Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth and featuring four young singers – Katie Stevenson (mezzo soprano), William Morgan (Tenor), Matthew Durkan (Baritone) and Stephanie Wake-Edwards (mezzo soprano).
The money raised from the concert will be used by The Meath to fund a variety of life enrichment projects for its residents. There will invest in making more music at The Meath through employing a music therapist. They also wish to create a horticulture project in the traditional Gertrude Jekyll garden which will enable residents to participate in the planting, growing, picking and cooking of fruit and vegetables with a view to starting apprenticeships. There will also be visits to a local horse sanctuary for day trips and visits from mobile farms to cater for the residents love of animals and to tie in with the work The Meath do with PAT dogs (Pets as Therapy).
Tickets are available from Thursday 10 October, priced between £40-£125 (£300 for VIP tickets, including an after-show reception with the stars).