On Thursday 15th May, the Coull Quartet performed string quartets by Schubert, Ravel and Borodin in support of the national children’s cancer charity CLIC-Sargent on a warm summer evening in the 12th Century Ashow Church – The Church of the Assumption of Our Lady. The concert, which raised over £1200 in support of the charity, was attended by an audience of around 100 and was followed by a reception in the garden of Ashow Village Centre.
The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Coventry attended the concert and stayed to meet Amanda Chapple from CLIC Sargent, the musicians, and members of the audience.
The event was organised by the City of Coventry Worsted Weavers Guild for CLIC Sargent – the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. CLIC Sargent provides clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. CLIC Sargent aims to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment.
The National Archives record a Company of Worsted Weavers in Coventry, from circa 1448. The Worsted Weavers Guild now continues in a charitable role and plans future annual charitable events in the Coventry and Warwickshire area. To find out more about future Worsted Weavers events email the Guild at firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1974, and Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Warwick since 1977, the CoullQuartet has performed and broadcast extensively throughout the UK, the USA and Western Europe, and has also toured China, India, the Far East, South America and Australia. The Coull Quartet – Roger Coull violin, Philip Gallaway violin, Rose Redgrave viola, Nicholas Roberts cello – has appeared at most of the major music societies and festivals in the UK, and gives an annual series of recitals at Warwick Arts Centre, where it is actively involved in the University’s flourishing musical life.
To find out more about how to support CLIC Sargent, see their website for other local and national events, and how to donate directly to the charity.