February 17th 2017
Lord Mayor Alderman Andrew Parmley, believed to be the first organist Lord Mayor, will be playing the solo part in the Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony in one of a series of fund-raising events in aid of the current Lord Mayor’s Appeal.
Under the banner ‘Educate Support Inspire’ he is supporting three charities: the LSO Discovery programme, St Paul’s Cathedral Music Outreach and Music in Hospitals.
The funds raised by the Appeal will enable the charities to continue their valuable work by providing opportunities for young people; actively engaging them in music-making; teaching them new skills and improving the health and wellbeing of those in healthcare, by running live music sessions.
A packed calendar of events ranges from concerts and music-oriented dinners, to abseiling, golf, go-karting and much more. The first big event of the year is the Gala Concert by the London Symphony Orchestra at St Paul’s Cathedral on 14th March and it is here that Dr Parmley will be playing the organ (a drinks reception and dinner packages will be available).
To celebrate the start of the summer season he will be hosting the Ascot Race Day on 3rd May and on Wednesday 21st June a Midsummer Evening of Music and Wine in the Guildhall. On Friday 15th September, the Sheriffs of the City of London are hosting The Sheriffs’ Ball at Guildhall. This promises to be a highly entertaining evening of dining and dancing to a live band.
For more information or phone 0207 332 1582.