Where there’s brass, there is an acclaimed musician!

Elise Campbell is performing at Tring's Court Theatre for charity.
Elise Campbell is performing at Tring's Court Theatre for charity.

AN acclaimed young musician will perform with her ensemble to raise money for a charity that supports people affected by the trauma and bereavement of fatal road collisions.

Elise Campbell, from Weston Turville, is a scholar of the Royal Academy of Music but started her career with the Aylesbury Music Centre where she played in the brass band – including the annual Monster Brass Day held at Tring’s Court Theatre.

On Friday, September 14, Elise will be back at the Court Theatre with the Marylebone Wind Quintet to perform an evening of well-known classics in support of the Road Victims Trust.

Trust chief executive Steve Ottaway said: “The trust relies on events such as this for the funding to support people through their darkest hours until they have been able to process their grief and get their lives back into a stable position.

“We hope people will attend what promises to be a great event to enjoy the skill of Elise and her fellow musicians whilst raising money for an excellent cause.”

Tickets cost £20 and can be purchased by calling 01234 843345 or by emailing enquiries@rvtrust.co.uk

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Call 07954 835686.