Young Uxbridge musicians give their support to Lost Chord

YOUNG music students from the Uxbridge area have given a boost to dementia charity Lost Chord with a special concert of classical favourites.

The concert at Ickenham United Reformed Church featured children as young as seven and through to their teens. Their programme included a wide variety of different sounds, including pieces Clementi and Shostakovich, with extra music and poetry written for the evening by event organiser Suzanne Munro.

There was also a section of the evening for the youngsters to play their own compositions.

“Pupils of ability level from Grades Five to Eight played the pieces, some of considerable difficulty,” said Lost Chord Chief Executive Helena Muller.

“The money raised by the evening will go directly towards our programme of professional concerts in care homes and day centres, providing vital interactive musical experiences for people living with dementia.

“It really is inspiring to hear of young people playing such wonderful music and choosing to support a charity which has music at its heart, particularly when they decide to help a charity involved with dementia and the elderly. It would be wonderful if more young people came on board.”