Rhinegold Brindley Sherratt's daughter Amy, who lives at The Meath

Melissa Bradshaw

Brindley Sherratt announces Glyndebourne concert in aid of The Meath

9:38, 10th October 2019

Opera singer Brindley Sherratt and his family have announced a special concert at Glyndebourne Opera House in aid of The Meath Epilepsy Charity, featuring performances from 11 world-renowned singers.

The concert, taking place on Sunday 5 April 2020, has been organised to raise vital funds for the Meath, a residential care home for people with complex epilepsy where Brindley’s daughter Amy lives. The money raised will be used to fund a variety of life enrichment projects for residents, including the employment of a music therapist, a new horticulture project and visits to local animal sanctuaries, tying in with the work The Meath do with PAT dogs (Pets as Therapy).

Amy, 29, has a rare metabolic disorder, learning difficulties and complex epilepsy causing her to have up to ten seizures a day. Despite these challenges, she is a keen artist, ornithologist, singer and actress. ‘For me the Meath means I have made good friends and I have a very busy week!’ Amy explains. ‘Having so many seizures is hard but I know I am safe and my friends understand because they have problems too. I’m excited about this concert at Glyndebourne because I love the opera world and meeting Dad’s friends and I’m singing too!’

Hosted by Classic FM presenter John Suchet, the event will feature performances from singers Louise Alder, Barry Banks, Sophie Bevan MBE, Allan Clayton, Dame Sarah Connolly DBE, Yvonne Howard, Jacques Imbrailo, Sally Matthews, Danielle de Niese, Mark Padmore CBE, Brindley Sherratt and Sir John Tomlinson CBE. The pledge-master will be Jonathan Pratt, MD of Dreweatts and regular presenter on the BBC.

Made up of The Meath’s residents, The Meath Choir will perform with the Guildford and Godalming Jazz Choir. The concert will end with Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music, conducted by Ryan Wigglesworth and featuring four young singers – mezzo soprano Katie Stevenson, tenor William Morgan, baritone Matthew Durkan and mezzo soprano Stephanie Wake-Edwards.

Tickets are now available to purchase here, with prices starting at £40.

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