The Beldam Hall of Repton’s Music School was packed out on Saturday 7 March for a charity concert in memory of Harry. The evening brought together many of his contemporaries at Repton and Foremarke Hall (Repton’s prep school) along with music teachers from both schools and family friends to raise money for the child bereavement counselling services of The Laura Centre in Derby.
The audience was treated to a fabulous programme from a very accomplished group of performers, who could easily have filled the time available ten times over. The evening was bookended by Harry’s fellow old boys from Latham House joining his younger sister Evie and other current members of Repton’s close-harmony group the Reptiles for a rendition of Pharrell Williams’ ‘Happy’, and former members of Foremarke Winds reuniting to play ‘‘Tequila’ and the theme from Wallace & Gromit.
Other highlights included Harry’s cousin, Louis Allen, performing Debussy’s Clair de Lune and the theme to Pirates of the Caribbean, the Latham old boys’ revival of their 2017 House Harmonies adaptation of the Jackson 5’s I Want You Back/ABC, and Wirksworth’s Raise Your Voices community choir’s rousing rendition of Bring Me Sunshine.
In all the evening raised £2,600 to support the work of The Laura Centre in Derby with bereaved children and those who have lost children at any point in their lives.