Memorial concert planned

A Christmas memorial concert to remember Cantamus Choir founder, Pamela Cook, will feature world famous classical musicians.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 11th December 2013, 6:00 am

After the Cantamus all girl choir founder died on 11th July from a stroke, donations have been flowing into a memorial fund in her memory.

And now internationally acclaimed singers will perform in Pamela’s memory.

Amore’s Victoria Gray, mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins and tenor Russell Watson, are backing a special memorial concert to pay tribute to the musical stalwart.

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Paul Bacon, chairman of Mansfield Music and Drama Festival, said the plans for the concert on 1st February 2014 have now been finalised.

“Both the senior and junior choir will be performing and we have managed to secure some brilliant guest performances.

“It is all starting to come together,” He said.

The concert will be held at the Queen Elizabeth School Hall. Coun Christine Smith, who is a member of Mansfield District Council, and Mayor Tony Egginton, have backed the Pamela Cook Memorial Appeal Fund. A memorial bust was planned of Pamela which will be sculpted by North Yorkshire sculptor, Joy Bentley. The Cantamus all girl Choir was founded in 1968 and has touched the hearts of millions of people all over the world.