Past Events

Kenya Trust Weekend – Bristol Easton

South West Divisional Fellowship Band and Ffortissimo

The combined forces of the South West Divisional Fellowship Band, and vocal group 'Ffortissimo' produced over £4400 for The Kenya Trust at a concert held at Bristol Easton. The Band under the leadership of Divisional Bandmaster Norman Cassells featured in the annual fund raising event for the second time in three years, and the enthusiasm and enjoyment of the bandsmen and women was infectious. Using some old favourites like 'A Sunbeam' and 'The Old Wells' the Band were able to delight the congregation, but they also introduced some more contemporary numbers one being the theme tune from 'Out of Africa' which was played while the collection was taken.

South West Divisional Fellowship Band

South West Divisional Fellowship Band let by Norman Cassells

'Ffortissimo' journeyed from London for the event and these four young musicians provided a real mix of music expertly presented. Using a wide variety of styles there was literally something for everyone with 'Benedictus' from Mozart's Requiem to Freddy Mercury's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

 

Ffortissimo

Special guests for the weekend were Commissioners Jolene and Ken Hodder who were able to provide informed comment on the work of The Kenya Trust which they experienced at first hand in their previous appointment.

The funds raised from the concert will be sent to the Kenya East Territory to modernise the accommodation and provide modern teaching aids at the Nairobi Girls Training Centre. This is attached to the Quarry Road complex which is the Kenya Trusts 2012 major project.