Singer with the stars to perform at Helston School concert
1:00pm Friday 31st August 2012 in News
A singer who has shared the stage with stars like Bjork, Peter Gabriel, Lesley Garrett and Russell Watson will guest at Helston School Jazz Orchestra’s leavers’ concert next week.
Emer McParland, whose voice has also featured on movie soundtracks, is first and foremost a jazz and big band singer, but has frequently strayed into the pop and classical worlds.
HSJO's musical director Clive King said it was a tribute to the quality of his young musicians that he could persuade the singer to travel to Helston. He said: “Emer used to guest with the RAF Squadronaires when I played with them. She's heard our CDs, and knows what a talented bunch she'll be performing with.”
Six of HSJO's musicians are leaving to pursue careers or go to university and the concert is an annual event to celebrate the leavers' achievements. They will be replaced by players from the orchestra's training band. The concert is at Helston Community College, at 7.30pm on Friday, September 7. Tickets are on sale at Christopher's Estate Agents.