For Sir Malcolm, we have some “Last Night of the Proms” songs to join in, appearances by school and church choirs, and young soloists who won trophies at the Stamford Music Competition earlier in the year. Some ‘old choristers’ who sang at the funeral itself 50 years ago, will also be taking part. Admission is free with collection in aid of Clic Sargent - for children with cancer.
Sargent’s funeral was held at All Saints, so it is right that we should be hosting an event as part of the town’s marking of the 50th anniversary of his death. Also, although he spent his life at the highest performance levels, he never forgot about children starting out, and making music. His recording of Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, is still a classic. He would have been proud that so many children are taking part in this celebration, with the collection going to his charity for children with cancer.