On Saturday 11 November at 7:00PM Whitgift School Music Department, Whitgift Chamber Choir, and the Choir of Croydon Minster will present a mesmerising performance of music by Mozart in Croydon Minster. The evening will feature the piano concerto in D minor played by three Whitgift School pupils – Lucian, Ethan, and Kayden. This will be as well as Mozart’s timeless and poignant Requiem, all accompanied by the London Mozart Players.
Mozart’s Requiem is one of the most famous pieces in the world; featuring in films including The Godfather and Amadeus, and more recently in The Crown. The work is shrouded in mystery; Mozart did not know the identity of the person who commissioned it, and he did not complete it before his untimely death. The version that the choir will be singing was completed by one of Mozart’s pupils at the request of his widow.
In view of the recent tragic events that have shaken our entire community to the core, all proceeds from the concert will be donated to LIVES NOT KNIVES.
Based in Croydon, Lives Not Knives is an innovative, award winning, youth-led charity. Lives Not Knives work to prevent knife crime, serious youth violence and school exclusions by engaging, educating, and empowering disadvantaged young people and supporting them to enjoy their lives and improve their future prospects. It offers a unique strategy that centres around personal one-to-one mentoring with 9–14-year-olds, educational school roadshows, a fun after school club and a free summer programme of activities. Allowing young people they work with to overcome adversity and transform their lives.
There is a suggested donation of £15 through Eventbrite. You are however, welcome to give as much as you feel able to support the wonderful work of this local charity. One transaction per group is fine – don’t feel that you need to use multiple donations for each attendee.