Local musical talent celebrated at All Saint’s

Mezzo-soprano singer Kamilla Dunstan from Scrooby near Bawtry and violinist Edmund Taylor from Worksop lead a classical music concert at All Saints Church, Gainsborough featuring youngsters from Beckingham and Retford G110906-1

Mezzo-soprano singer Kamilla Dunstan from Scrooby near Bawtry and violinist Edmund Taylor from Worksop lead a classical music concert at All Saints Church, Gainsborough featuring youngsters from Beckingham and Retford G110906-1

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GAINSBOROUGH’S All Saints Church celebrated the cream of young musical talent at glittering concert of classical music.

Mezzo-soprano singer Kamilla Dunstan from Scrooby and violinist Edmund Taylor from Worksop led the special concert which also featured youngsters from Beckingham and Retford.

Kamilla, who is in her third year at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, said the evening was “simply fantastic”.

“It was such a wonderful evening and it couldn’t have gone better,” she said.

“It was great to see so many people come to support us and there were some who even said they would have paid more money because the quality of music was so high.”

Kamilla hit the high notes with arias from two of Mozart’s enduring works, his comic drama Don Giovanni and the more serious La Clemenza de Tito - his last and hastily composed opera about a Roman emperor who forgave consipring subjects.

She and Edmund, who is studying at the Trinity College of Music, were also joined by Freya Yeo, of Beckingham, Thomas Boulby, of Retford, and Megan McKay, of Worksop.

Kamilla said the concert proved such a success that she is hoping to hold a similar event at Christmas.

“As well as raising funds for the church we also want this concert to raise money for MacMillan Nurses, particularly as my mum suffered with cancer,” she said.

“The money will go towards raising £150,000 for a specially-equipped bus to enable cancer patients to go on holiday.”