Concerts held to help beat isolation in older people

As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting the vulnerable in society and the community it serves, Kilfrost has provided funding for two opera concerts aimed at older, isolated people in Northumberland.

The concerts will see singers from the Connaught Opera visit stunning locations in the north east for what will be their second trip to the region.

The trio will take to the stage at Alnwick Gardens on 19 April and Kirkhale Courtyard on 20 April and the free concerts are aimed at those who would not normally be able to attend concerts.

Singer, Maria Arakie, said: “It is really special that Kilfrost have such close bonds with the local community, and we are truly grateful to them for supporting these concerts.”

Joining Maria will be singer Glenn Wilson and pianist Nicholas Bosworth and the three will perform Enlightened Princesses: Celebrating Women of Influence, inspired by the Kensington Palace Exhibition for the Georgian Queens Caroline, Augusta and Charlotte.

The programme, lasting one hour, comprises songs and music relating to women through history who changed the world. It includes light opera as well as comic songs and anecdotes and glamorous costumes.

For more information, visit www.connuaghtopera.com

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