Songs For Our Children - Concert in aid of St Andrew's Clinics for Children (STACC)

Event
University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel
Main Building, Gilmorehill Campus
Chapel Corridor (South), West Quadrangle
Glasgow
G12 8QQ
United Kingdom
Friday, 25 October, 2019 - 19:00

The St Andrew’s Clinics for Children (STACC) is a charity which was established by staff at the University of Glasgow in 1992, and over the 27 years since then STACC has provided free healthcare to over 1.5 million children in Africa.

You may be interested to know that around 95% of all the funds raised by STACC are transferred directly to one of STACC’s six partner clinics, located in Sierra Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda (two clinics) and Kenya to support primary child care.

This year our main fund-raising event in Scotland will be a concert to be held in the Chapel of the University of Glasgow on Friday 25 October at 7.00pm, the event finishing at about 9pm.

We are delighted that Adèle Paxton (vocalist) and Dennis “Mackie” McCorkle (guitarist) have teamed up as ‘Mackie and Me’, to present their own unique sound and will give a concert which will focus on settings of Walter de la Mare and Robert Louis Stevenson poems that were written for children – or for the child in all of us.  The evening will also include some light classics and some jazz – nothing heavy!

During the interval there will be a short presentation about the work of STACC and a raffle.  Wine and nibbles will be served.

Bookings for the concert can be made via the Eventbrite link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/songs-for-our-children-concert-in-aid-of-st-andrews-clinics-for-children-tickets-65242059757


Songs For Our Children - Concert in aid of St Andrew's Clinics for Children

Songs for Our Children - "Other little children shall bring my boats ashore". Adèle Paxton (vocalist) and Dennis “Mackie” McCorkle (guitarist) have teamed up as ‘Mackie and Me,’ to present their own unique sound and will give a concert in aid of St Andrew's Clinics for Children (STACC), 7-9pm on 25th October 2019, in the University of Glasgow Chapel. The concert will focus on settings of Walter de la Mare and Robert Louis Stevenson poems that were written for children or for the child in all of us. The evening will also include some light classics and some jazz - nothing heavy! This event is a fundraiser - there will be a short presentation about the work of STACC and a raffle during the interval. Wine and nibbles will be served. Audience Feedback Comments from Cambridge University, September 2018:

“Brilliant and creative music – wonderful!” “Excellent” “Mackie and Me were brilliant” “Brilliant musical performances. Love the artistry shown by Mackie and Me.” “The depth of the poetry came right through in all the forms of music”
 

“We came a long way & enjoyed every minute”
 

“Blown away by the setting and musicality”
 

“Very impressive range of musical interpretation / rhythms - all highly enjoyable!!!”
 

“Echoes of Lorenz Hart and Stephen Sondheim in the brilliant renderings by Mackie and Me”

Adèle Paxton grew up in Edinburgh and now lives in Connecticut, USA. She has sung extensively across Europe, in USA, and Brazil. Her many credits include performances at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, and St John’s Smith Square, London, and at the Lincoln Center, New York. She has sung in broadcasts and recitals at Aldeburgh Festival, for BBC Radio 3, and Classic FM. She has always had an interest in the capacity of the human voice for pure expression of our inner world of feelings. With the music of Mackie and Me, Adèle explores original musical ideas and a fresh approach to vocal interpretation.

“The honors of the evening belonged to Adèle Paxton. She leads the listener to the heart of the song—nothing is more authentic.” (The Scotsman)
 

“Adèle Paxton’s performance was nothing short of stunning, an intensely musical voice, rich and warm which went straight to the heart, evoking completely the spirit of the poetry.” (The Orcadian)

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Dennis ‘Mackie’ McCorkle learned his craft as a musician and composer from Dennis Sandole, Frank Mullen, and John Marlow. For some years, he was a guitarist in the United States Navy Band playing in Memphis, TN, Greece, and Naples, Italy. A regular artist in the Atlantic City casino scene for over twenty years, he also performed and recorded regularly in Washington, DC, New York, and Philadelphia. In New York City he served as Executive Director of Music Minus One/Pocket Songs. Mackie composes prolifically across genres including jazz, classical, folk, sacred, and music theatre. His March of Grand Central Station was premiered at Grand Central Station, New York City in 2001.

“McCorkle creates richly woven sonic tapestries.” (The New Age Music Guide of 500 Top New Age Musicians)


We very much hope that you will be able to join us on the evening itself. 

Please feel free to forward this notice to any relatives or friends whom you think may be interested in this event or the activities of STACC more generally.

With best wishes

John

 

John Briggs
Director, St Andrew's Clinics for Children (STACC)
Scottish Charity Number SC020553

 

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