Come & Singers out in force for the Armed Man

Over the weekend, we were at Stewart’s Melville College for a very successful Come & Sing performance of Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man.

We were joined on the day by 350 singers and an audience of 160, raising a total of over £7,600 for Waverley Care. This is a tremendous sum which, with matched funding from Lloyds Banking Group, will increase to over £8,000

The Armed Man is an inspirational and moving plea for peace with a message of hope for the future that resonates with Waverley Care’s work to challenge HIV and Hepatitis C stigma.

We were delighted to be joined on the day by our Patron, Christopher Bell who kindly agreed to conduct the singers through the performance. Christopher is an internationally renowned conductor – currently holding posts as Artistic Director of the National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCoS), Chorus Master of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus and Director of the Chicago-based Grant Park Chorus.

Christopher was able to bring along four wonderful soloists from NYCoS – Kimberley Dove, Amanda MacLeod, Daniel Walsh and Arthur Bruce – all of whom helped to make the performance such a success.

Our thanks go out to Christopher, the NYCoS soloists and, of course, our amazing Come & Sing chorus.

The Armed Man was the latest in a line of popular Come & Sing events in support of Waverley Care. Plans are already underway for what we’re sure will be a popular performance of the Sound of Music, in September.  Keep checking back on our fundraising events page for details as they become available.