By the kind invitation of the Lieutenant Governor, Carlos Bonell will perform at Government House in aid of Music in Action which hosts workshops across the Island to educate children and boost spirits for those in long term care.
The evening of music and wine will be held on Thursday, 3 March, supported by Melville Douglas, Standard Bank’s global boutique investment management company.
The offshore investment arm of the Standard Bank Group has partnered with Music in Action both for the gig and to arrange three educational sessions which Bonell will host at schools including Janvrin school the following day.
Described as ‘absolutely exquisite’ by Brian May of Queen, organisers believe guests will be treated to an exceptional evening as he performs music from his Magical Mystery Guitar Tour, inspired by his association with Sir Paul McCartney – music which went to number one on the UK iTunes classical album chart alongside other hits from his diverse repertoire.
Head of Portfolio Management, Chris Stead, said: ‘We are looking forward to the event immensely. To be able to bring one of the world’s greatest guitarists to the wonderful setting of Government House on St Saviour’s Hill is very special indeed.
‘To do so in aid of a charity which makes such a difference to so many in the community and provides a message of hope to children, schools and residents in care homes is hugely rewarding.
‘This should be a true classical guitar concert experience and the team at Melville Douglas is thrilled to be sponsoring such a unique occasion.’
Known for its tagline “inspire, create and educate”, Music in Action brings live music to Jersey in a variety of ways, including school workshops and therapeutic musical performances in hospitals, hospices and care homes.
Chairman James Mews added: ‘It is a real pleasure to be partnering with Melville Douglas to bring such an acclaimed artist to Jersey for such an intimate gig. A key part of the initiative is Carlos working with children at Janvrin school. Staggeringly its catchment area means that around 25% of all families receive the Jersey Premium. We are so grateful to the Lieutenant Governor Sir Stephen and Lady Dalton for their support and delighted to be staging the evening at the special venue. Government House will lend itself perfectly to a soiree and, I’ve no doubt, exceed expectations for all.’