Song for Everyone – Concert (Updated)
The concert has been organised as a fundraising event with funds shared equally between St Leonards and York Rotary Charity Fund and was held on the 21st October.
It was agreed that the concert performers would comprise The Steve Cassidy Band with guest artist Heather Findlay. Steve and Heather had not met before, but they hit it off immediately over coffee and cake in Tesco café scoping out the event, the synergy was amazing and that continued with the event itself.
The Concert was held in the Memorial hall at St Peter’s school and was hosted by Elly Fiorentini from Radio York. It was a great night with fantastic foot tapping music – a fabulous mix of songs which many of us knew from different eras - covering country music, rock, ballads and instrumentals….. great musicians and powerful vocals. All thanks to Steve Cassidy and his Band with Guest artist Heather Findlay singing solo at the end of the first set and with the Band in the second set creating a great atmosphere. It was clear from the performances that The Steve Cassidy Band and Heather Findlay enjoyed working together. The audience was captivated and during the encore Elly even got members of the audience dancing on the floor or from their seats.
The atmosphere of the event is evident from the video below:
Thanks are recorded to everyone who made the event possible, but a particular thank you goes to St Peter’s school for allowing us to use their splendid Hall.
The concert included an excellent raffle and overall raised the magnificent amount of approximately £2,024.78, a cheque for their share of the proceeds was presented to St Leonard's Hospice on the 9th November. The proceeds will be put to great use by St Leonard’s Hospice and York Rotary.
The evening really was a Song for Everyone