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Charity concert to support marines and their families

PUBLISHED: 14:29 23 March 2011 | UPDATED: 19:04 20 February 2013

Ashfords Solicitors are joining forces with string sextet The Honeymead Ensemble to raise money for Royal Marines and their families this spring.

Ashfords Solicitors are joining forces with string sextet The Honeymead Ensemble to raise money for Royal Marines and their families this spring.



The regional firm is supporting a concert by the sextet, which includes world-renowned musicians led by violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen, whose family home is on Exmoor.



The concert is being held in aid of Go Commando and will be held at St Mary's Church in Taunton on Thursday, 14th April.



The programme of the concert, which is being held as part of an annual festival of chamber music, will comprise two romantic works - The Brahms G major sextet and Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht. It will be one of three concerts sponsored by Ashfords Solicitors which are being held in Somerset and Devon. The concerts are taking place at the end of the week-long festival, which is being supported by Honeymead Arts Trust.



Sarah Lomas, a Partner at Ashfords Solicitors, said: "We are delighted to be able to support these concerts, which raise money for vital causes, for the second year running. Previous concerts by the Honeymead Ensemble have proved extremely popular and we hope these will be just as successful."



Tamsin, who formed the Honeymead Ensemble in 2007, performs as a soloist with orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of St John's, London Concert Orchestra and London Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Swan.



Also performing will be Emma Parker, who joins Tamsin on violin, along with Alfredo Zamarra and Eniko Magyar on the viola and Gemma Rosefield and Philip Higman on the cello.



The Honeymead Ensemble has participated in festivals all over the UK and performs concerts annually across Somerset and Devon for the benefit of local charities.



The concert starts at 7.30pm. For tickets and information about the Taunton concert, contact the Tourist Information Centre on 01823 336344 or Gillian Greig Music on 01823 333317.

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