A Concert for Rowan

Saturday, 23 May 2015 - 7:30pm

Join over 300 musicians for an extraordinary fund-raising concert for the Rainbow Trust.

Singers from Guildford, Salisbury and London will be joined by local children’s choirs and Guildford’s professional orchestra, Southern Pro Musica, for an evening of wonderful music celebrating life, love and the joy of working together to benefit others.

"This is a charity that is so close to my heart. I would love to see the cathedral packed full, so that we can raise as much money as possible to keep this wonderful work going strong.

Our daughter Rowan was diagnosed with Neorofibrosis Type 1 in 2009. In particular, she had a tumour on her optic nerve that was gradually diminishing her sight as well as threatening her overall health. She began chemotherapy at Great Ormond Street Hospital and since then has had two intensive periods of treatment; the first for 18 months.

It’s hard work supporting an ill child; as well as being a worrying experience, there are also the practicalities of life which must carry on – working, other children, normal things – that become more difficult when you are plunged into a situation like ours.

Our day-to-day ilfe has been wonderfully supported by the Rainbow Trust, which has offered valuable practical support, taking Rowan and her mum to the many hospital appointments, leaving me free to work and look after our other children. They really have been a god-send!"

Will Todd



Vivace Chorus, Salisbury Community Choir, Vasari Singers and 'Rowan's Choir' sing with the Southern Pro Musica conducted by Jeremy Backhouse.

Chilcott: Salisbury Vespers
Todd: The City Garden

This concert is aid of the Rainbow Trust.


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