Sutton Coldfield’s star of Britain’s Got Talent, Rosie O’Sullivan, will be headlining at the South African Concert at the Arthur Terry School on 24 June.
Former student Rosie will be supporting the Arthur Terry School performing at their concert in aid of students who will be travelling to South Africa on Friday 15 July, 2016. Forty-two students leave for a two week trip to South Africa where they will help out at under-privileged primary schools which have strong links to Arthur Terry.
This South Africa Concert 2016 will be instead of, but still featuring acts from, The Big Gig from previous years. The Big Gig aimed to get more people involved in music and showcased a number of talents including the Four Oaks Cluster Choir and magician and former student, Peter Sahota.
The performances this year at the South Africa Concert will showcase students from the Arthur Terry School in a range of talents, alongside the Arthur Terry Staff Band. A special guest performance from The Lions of Zulu Land will also be taking place, celebrating the school’s links with South Africa. They are a cultural group of musicians and dancers whose aim is to expose to the world the wonderful richness of traditional Zulu culture. Mdu Mkize from KwaMashu, the founder and leader of the group, has spent several years developing and training a wonderful, professional group of young people often from the poorest regions.
The headline act, as well former student and singer, Rosie O’Sullivan is set to amaze the audience with her vocals, and contribute to an evening of fun and support.
Leader of the concert, Craig Jordan, said:
“The concert is a fantastic way to involve members of our community in the final preparations for the South Africa expedition, through showcasing the incredibly talented students and staff at Arthur Terry School.
“Once in South Africa, we will do another concert for the communities that we support, in which some of the talented students and staff performing on 24th June will perform the same pieces some 9,000 miles away.”
Tickets for this event are £10 (£8 for concessions). The doors open at 6:30pm on the evening of 24th June, and is set to finish approximately 10:15. There will be food and a licensed bar available provided by the Arthur Terry PTA.
All the money raised at this concert will go directly towards the under-privileged primary schools, Rondevlei and Ruigtevlei primary schools, which Arthur Terry has a long standing history with. Supporting the hard work Arthur Terry has done to maintain this partnership, and support students there and from the school, the concert highlights the amazing effort so many past and present students and teachers have put in.