22 May 2024

Concert to celebrate lifesavers at sea

Choirs from Withernsea and Hornsea as well as students from both towns are to join a renowned orchestra for a concert inspired by the dramatic East Yorkshire coastline.

Manchester Camerata will visit Withernsea High School on Thursday, April 18. Starting at 6.30pm, the two-hour event is called SoundWaves: Music Across the Coast and features a programme picked by the local community to celebrate the significant anniversaries and work of local lifeboats and the RNLI.

It will signal the 200-year anniversary of the RNLI nationwide, the 50-year anniversary of Hornsea Inshore Rescue and the 30-year anniversary of the return of a lifeboat to Withernsea RNLI lifeboat station.

Students from Withernsea and Hornsea high schools have contributed to this event, alongside Hornsea and Withernsea Ladies’ Choir, with music composed in partnership with care settings Bleak House, Granville Court, Mere Hall and Queen’s.

Nicola Dixon, arts development officer at East Riding Council, said: “The community has really rallied around this cause to create a wonderful event, crafting their own music and contributing their own experiences and feelings to the concert.

“It’s sure to be something that you won’t want to miss.”

Councillor Barbara Jefferson, East Riding Council’s cabinet member for coastal communities and heritage, added: “I am especially pleased that our Classically Yours programme is returning to Withernsea with what promises to be another wonderful event, with huge involvement from the local community.”

Tickets are £8 per person, and are available from the Meridian Centre, Withernsea Library, or by searching bridspa.com for Classically Yours events.