Award-winning classical violinist Tasmin Little OBE will mark her 1,500th performance at Help Musicians UK’s annual The St Cecilia Service: a Celebration of Music today at St Paul's Cathedral, London.
The event, held each year in London since 1946 on the Wednesday nearest to St Cecilia’s Day, will celebrate the contribution of music, musicians and to fundraise for the charity.
Help Musicians UK is delighted to have Tasmin Little OBE perform this milestone concert in what is a highly anticipated event in the charity’s calendar.
Alongside Tasmin’s performance, the choirs of St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral and Westminster Abbey will come together to sing an anthem by composer Matthew Martin, specially commissioned with the support of RVW Trust.
Special guests also include songwriter, lyricist and musician Sir Richard Stilgoe OBE and renowned opera singer Sir Willard White CBE, plus an introduction by the charity’s newly appointed Chief Executive, Richard Robinson.
On performing at the event, Tasmin Little OBE says: “I am delighted to mark the occasion of my 1,500 concert milestone with a performance in one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world: St Paul’s Cathedral. I feel particularly glad that this performance is linked to one of the most important musical charities in this country - Help Musicians UK, formerly known as The Musicians Benevolent Fund. This wonderful organisation helps musicians many different ways - from practical advice and support for emerging musicians, to musicians who are experiencing medical difficulties or a major crisis in their lives. I am greatly looking forward to participating in this Celebration of Music in aid of this important cause.”
The St Cecilia Service: a Celebration of Music will commence today at 11am at St Paul’s Cathedral, London. Public access to St Paul's will be from 10.15am onwards.