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Twelve hours of live music in aid of ‘watery’ good causes in Frome

Preparations are well under way for an exciting marathon music event in Frome on Saturday 18th October. 

The event, ‘Twelve Hours of Live Water Music’, is being held to raise funds for three watery good causes: Water Aid • Practical Action’s solar-powered water pumps for Kenya • and Christ Church’s Toilet Appeal.

It will run from 9.00am-9.00pm on Saturday 18th October at Christ Church in Christchurch Street West.

Lots of different local musicians are taking part and there will be something for everyone, including: virtuoso violinists, Jonathan York and Oz Tabor; jazz trumpeter John Plaxton; jazz pianist John Law; concert pianist Stephen Marquiss; clarinettist Neil Moore; Oakfield school choir; Helen Roberts of ‘His Majestys sagbutts and cornetts.

Also appearing, Three Corners; favourite hymns on a watery theme; chamber music; piano trio; string quintet; solo voices; organ music; Christ Church Singers with ‘Captain Noah and his floating zoo’; flute and guitar duo Helen and Denian Arcoleo; Jackdaws Songbirds; Frome Symphony Cellists etc.

The event will be opened by the Mayor of Frome, cllr Peter Macfadyen, and his consort, Annabelle, who will launch the ‘twelve hours’ by singing some water-themed songs with her accordion!

Members of the public are welcome to drop in and out during the ‘twelve hours to listen, in return for a donation. The organisers ask that you please come along and bring your friends. At the end, the money raised will be shared between the good causes.

Ann Burgess, director of music at Christ Church said, “It’s going to be a great day! Musicians are coming along to give their services for free to help these good causes. There’s masses of music in the world on a watery theme- Handel’s Water Music, Chopin’s Raindrop Prelude, Rule Britannia, and lots of it is going to be performed on 18th October!”

The complete running order is available to view at For more information email the organiser, Ann Burgess: