Students’ charity fundraiser to commemorate Titanic

A CONCERT is being held by music students from Chichester to raise money for impoverished seafarers to commemorate the loss of the Titanic.

The students from the University of Chichester Music Academy (UCMA) are raising money for the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society at the concert on Saturday, April 14 in Southampton.

The recital, which will take place at the Guildhall with the Southampton Concert Orchestra, and Contemporary Music for All (CoMA), is expected to attract 900 people.

Based in Chichester, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society supports retired and impoverished seafarers and made regular and one-off grants in 2,644 cases amounting to over £1.5 million last year.

The concert features a combination of classical and modern music and will include the performance of a piece entitled The Sinking of the Titanic by Gavin Bryars.

It was especially composed to imagine the sounds above and below the water at the moment of the tragedy.

This will be a unique event for the audience, created as a poignant and moving audio-visual experience, with lighting and projection to match.

The society also supplies household items such as washing machines or disabled adaptations in times of need.

Tickets for the concert are available from Southampton Guildhall, by calling 023 80632601.

For more information about the mariners’ society, call 01243 789329.