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Sat 20th Sept: - An Evening with Ian Storey

22nd August 2014

Sat 20th Sep 2014: The world-renowned tenor Ian Storey, in a special concert supporting The Music Pool!

Having spent more than half of his singing career in Italy, Ian had not been aware of The Music Pool and its extensive work throughout the county, but having been introduced to the staff and visited some of their projects, he has very kindly donated his time and his voice - for an evening in Leominster Priory to help raise funds for our 'Splash!' Appeal.

"I am really thrilled to be invovled with them," he says.  "And this recital will be the first of many I hope.  I was very impressed when I met them,  I hadn't come across The Music Pool before, and when I went to a Yam Jams session, I was blown away.  I was in tears at one point."

"One of the things that staggered me," Ian continues "is how much Music Pool does and the wide variety of functions that it has, in spite of funding being reduced all the time.  The breadth of their invovlement in society is phenomenal."

The Music Pool is equally thrilled to have attracted a supporter of such international renown - Ian, sometimes referred to as the 'Billy Elliot of Opera', opened the season at Milan's La Scala Opera House in 2010 and was the first and only choice of Daniel Barenboim to sing Tristan.

"We are delighted that Ian is giving his time to The Music Pool for the Splash! Appeal, and it's wonderful that he'll be singing in Leominster Priory, one of the best concert venues in the county," said Rob Strawson, Artistic Director of The Music Pool.

The programme for the evening will include several much-loved arias, and a selection of English songs, followed by a Q&A session.

An Evening With Ian Storey is in Leominster Priory, on Saturday 20th September at 7:30pm.

Tickets are 14 and avilable from...
  • Miranda Cooke on 07768 020129 (
They can also be purchased at...
The Outback Shop (19 Church Street, Hereford), Fletchers Newsagents (18 Broad Street, Leominster) and the Forbury Office at Leominster Priory (Church Street, Leominster).

This is not to be missed!

Further details on the flyer below or click here to view it online... It is also listed on our Events page

Click here to view coverage of Ian Storey in Live24Seven - Wye Valley Lifestyle Magazine (pages 6-11)
Click here to listen to the interview with Ian Storey on BBC Hereford & Worcester

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