Fundraiser To Support Musical Youth In Yorkshire
SAA-uk (South Asian Arts-uk) is hosting a bespoke fundraising event to help raise money to support young people with exceptional musical talents.
The event is part of Diwali celebrations and all money raised from the fundraising evening will go directly into SAA-uk's Young Performers Fund. The initiative which was set up three years ago has already supported 15 junior musicians in Yorkshire, helping them onto the professional stage.
Held on Saturday 14th October at Bramham Village Hall, guests attending the fundraiser will be in for a treat as two of the most critically acclaimed Indian musicians will perform live. Flying in from her recent USA tour, Roopa Panesar, along with Bhupinder Singh Chaggar, will provide a spectacular show, with all profits and fees being donated to the Young Performers Fund.
Roopa Panesar, from Leicester is considered one of the finest Sitar players to emerge on the Indian music scene. She will be accompanied on stage by Bhupinder Singh Chaggar, who is a renowned tabla player based in Leeds.
In addition to Rooper and Bhupinder's captivating performance, five gifted and talented young musicians, aged 11 to 19 from the SAA-uk youth ensemble will also take to the stage with their own new musical act.
Paul French, organiser of the event and SAA-uk's chairman, comments: 'Fundraisers like this are an essential part of our work. Young people in music are at the heart of our existence and we truly believe thatperformance opportunities have a positive impact on their development. Public performances increase confidence, which will in turn motivate young people to aspire to achieve excellence.
"We're confident the night will be good fun as well as musically mesmerising. People will have the chance to bid in our auction as well as trying their luck on the raffle, we have some great prizes up for grabs!"
The Young Performers Fund allows SAA-uk to contribute towards one-to-one training sessions, new instruments, rehearsals and performance opportunities. SAA-uk's winter concert season will see talented, developing, young musicians take to the stage before every professional main act performance. This move aims to support gifted musicians, helping them move into a professional level of performance.
The fundraising evening will begin at 7.30pm, doors open 7pm, tickets are £15 and include a drinks reception, authentic Punjabi food, auction and raffle, as well as SAA-uk's youth ensemble performance and the main act of Rooper Panesar and Bhupinder Singh Chaggar.
Tickets can be bought in advance and on the door. Box Office: 0113 2445523. Book Online: www.ticketsource.co.uk/saauk
Fundraiser To Support Musical Youth In Yorkshire, 10th October 2017, 10:44 AM