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Former pupil stages fundraising concert at new Arts Centre

Former pupil stages fundraising concert at new Arts Centre
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The first public concert in the newly constructed Arts Centre at Sherborne Girls will feature former pupil and eminent violinist, Ruth Rogers, on Monday, 29 April 2019 at 7.30pm.

Ruth was a pupil at Sherborne Girls back in the 1990s and was able to further her love for music and her talent as a violinist by subsequently moving on to the Royal College of Music. Her career has gone from strength to strength and she has performed extensively in the UK and overseas for concerts and commercial work, including a tour as solo violinist with Andrea Bocelli. She was the Co-Leader of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and is now Leader of the London Mozart Players. Ruth performs every year at the BBC Proms with the John Wilson Orchestra for television broadcasts, appears all over the country with her piano trio and also as a guest leader for many of the UK’s major symphony orchestras.

When asked how she felt about this occasion, Ruth replied: “Being able to return to Sherborne Girls and perform in the brand new Arts Centre is an incredible honour. I am very excited to make music in this venue and am quite sure that the new facilities will inspire current pupils to pursue their love of music which I hope will last a lifetime. My teenage years were crucial in deciding to follow my dream.”

Ruth’s performance will include iconic violin music by Elgar, Kreisler, Massenet and John Williams and she will be accompanied by the acclaimed pianist Viv McLean.  Tickets cost £15 each and can be booked online at

Proceeds from ticket sales will support the final leg of the fundraising campaign for the Arts Centre and contribute to the project’s original target to raise £2.5 million.

The school is planning to mark the building’s official opening with a week of celebrations taking place in late June but in the meantime, the centre will also host the TEDxSherborne event on 9 May.

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