Charity concert raising money for Syria

Ditchley House in Charlbury
Ditchley House in Charlbury

A charity concert at a country house will help raise money for health and education programmes in Syria and neighbouring countries.

Ditchley House in Charlbury will host the concert which will feature the music of The Sacconi Quartet and Mark Padmore.

The Sacconi Quartet were formed in 2001 and are currently the Quartet in Association at the Royal College of Music and Quartet in Residence in Folkestone.

Oxford Mail: The Sacconi Quartet. Picture: Emilie Bailey
Oxford Mail: The Sacconi Quartet. Picture: Emilie Bailey

The Sacconi Quartet. Picture: Emilie Bailey

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Mark Padmore has an international career in opera, concert and recital and was renowned for this performance as Evangelist in the St Matthew and St John Passions with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

During the event guests will have exclusive access to Ditchley Park and can tour the ground floor, which is not open to general public.

Oxford Mail: The children helped by the charity.
Oxford Mail: The children helped by the charity.

The children helped by the charity.

A spokesperson for Hands Up said: “With the world looking elsewhere, funding Syrians rely on to survive this unending conflict is in short supply. I recently visited the Syrian border and people there feel they have been forgotten despite their need being as great as ever."

"Hands Up is grateful to Ditchley Park, the Sacconi Quartet and Mark Padmore for helping us make our summer fundraiser so special. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear this beautiful music in such an exclusive venue - all the while knowing you are making a meaningful difference in people's lives."

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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

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