Marble statue with a red nose

The fundraising event takes place at London’s Cadogan Hall on 1 April, 7:30 pm

To celebrate April Fool’s Day, British conductor Rainer Hersch will be playing a special benefit gig for Help Musicians at the Cadogan Hall in London. During his esteemed career, Rainer has travelled the world performing as a conductor in comedy concerts and this April he brings the show to West London.

Joining Rainer onstage are Help Musicians Ambassador Dame Evelyn Glennie on percussion, radio presenter Zeb Soanes as the narrator and James Oldfield as the bass-baritone. The Rainer Hersch Orkestra will perform with Earl Okin, a fantastic jazz singer songwriter comedian.

Rainer has long been a supporter of the charity, so we feel very fortunate to be the beneficiary of what will be a brilliant night. The gala itself is guaranteed to be laugh-out-loud and full of fun and surprises. Tickets are available for both physical attendance and watching online — you can find links below.

Please join us for what promises to be a wonderful night of music and laughter.

Pre-show drinks reception 

Meet the stars of the gala at a drinks reception before the show. We’ll be joined by violinist and Help Musicians Ambassador, Tasmin Little, and you’ll have a chance to meet some of the Help Musicians team to find out more about the charity.

To book your pre-show drinks reception ticket, just add it to your basket alongside your gala ticket. 

To buy tickets for the event please click here.

To buy tickets to watch online please click here.

Cadogan Hall Box Office: 020 7730 4500

As a professional musician, I am constantly reminded of the precariousness of our profession. It doesn’t take much to put us out of work and scrabbling to cover even the basics. Help Musicians is the only organisation which understands what it is like and can help when the going gets tough. We are doing this concert to return the favour and show off the brilliant musical talent we have in the UK
Rainer Hersch
Poster for April Fool's Day Gala Concert