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Tabley Friends fix a fizzy Summer Evening!

10 Jul 2008

Strawberries, bubbly and songs from Consort on 23 July.

After their sell-out fund-raising trip to Liverpool’s galleries and halls last month, the Friends of Tabley House are on course for another successful occasion next week, their final event of the summer. They have now raised over £20,000 of the £25,000 needed to restore the House’s main Dining Room to its Georgian glory, so are well on their way.

On Wednesday 23 July at 7.30pm, there will be a “Summer Evening of Songs, Strawberries and Bubbly”. The Cheshire choir, Consort, will sing some delightfully varied music, from Elizabethan madrigals to Gershwin, Gospel and much in between.

Consort was founded in 1988 as a madrigal group to help celebrate the 800th anniversary of St Wilfred's Church in Grappenhall. The group has since grown and now sings music from the 15th to the 21st centuries.

The concert will take place in the lovely setting of Tabley House’s showpiece room, the stunning Gallery - "We don’t even have to depend on the summer weather!" said Nick Payne, Chairman of the Friends. In the interval, there will also be a glass of very nice bubbly and a few strawberries for the audience to enjoy (and also for the choir afterwards!).

"We've already sold well over 50 tickets for what promises to be a super summer's evening" said Mr Payne. "All the proceeds will all go towards the refurbishment - and we could still squeeze a few more into the Gallery!"

Tickets are £16 (£14 for Friends) and available from:

  • Pat Sheppard on 01625 861533