Thank you for the Music – Part Two

“Thank you for the Music – Part Two”
Saturday 18th April 2020 at 3.00pm

 In October last year a small concert was organized by producer Robert Blass to celebrate Brighton-based musician Simon Gray’s 50 years of making music. Born in Brighton, Simon has been involved with the local music scene all his life, as well as enjoying a career as a musician working nationally and internationally in the world of Opera and Musical Theatre. The concert in October brought together some of the singers Simon has worked with over the years with an invited audience of friends and family who have supported him. Such was the success of this concert that a second one has been arranged for the 18th April 2020 at 3.00pm and will be held in All Saints Church in Hove.

This concert will feature some of the local groups Simon has been involved with including Southwick Opera, Top Hats, the Actually Gay Men’s Chorus and third year degree students from the Institute of Contemporary Theatre where Simon currently works, teaching Musical Theatre. Also appearing are FIRST NIGHT, a cabaret group (as well as great friends) that Simon has performed with for more than 25 years.

Soloists will include West End performers ROSIE ASHE and FENTON GRAY (Simon’s brother), Hove-based TV actor BRIAN CAPRON, opera singers HYACINTH NICHOLLS and JACQUELYN FUGELLE, the wonderful international jazz singer CLAIRE MARTIN, plus a few more to be announced. (All artists appear subject to availability)

Producer Robert Blass says: “I have worked with Simon for over 20 years producing celebration concerts that have made in excess of £250,000 for the local hospice movement. Simon’s dedication to these fund-raising events is legendary and most without any fee being charged.  Simon is a consummate professional with a career spanning the entire music spectrum from the concert platform to pantomime to opera via cabaret and musical theatre. Simon is a shy, but kind and caring person completely dedicated to his music. His diverse talents make him a true professional in every assignment he undertakes. Through his teaching Simon has nurtured many young people helping them to aspire to achieving their ambitions in their chosen musical field. He spends countless hours of his time, often without payment, to help young people.”

This concert will be supporting the Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice.

Tickets are £12.50 and are available from 01273 565130