Tuning up for marathon treat

Talented performers are lining up to pool their varied talents with a nine-hour musical marathon in aid of the piano fund at Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House in Wisbech.

The All Day Concert on Saturday, November 4 at the home of the National Trust co-founder at 7 South Brink is being staged to raise money to replace or restore the Long Room grand piano, which – despite the substantial work that has been carried out on it – is no longer an instrument that fulfils its potential to delight pianists and audiences.

Among the ranks of maestros already signed up for the mammoth event, which runs from 10am to 7pm, are guitarists, a choir, a recorder consort, a flautist, piano students and solo singers – and the tea room will be open all day.

Organizer Loc-Mai Yuen-Brooker said:  “This should be a really enjoyable day and a fun way to raise funds for the piano project, with everybody sharing their music.”

Instrumentalists and vocalists wishing to add their names to the musical mix and book a performance slot should contact her on 0797-6140398.