ARMISTACE Day is to see a spectacular performance at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, by Service men and women, from past and present, with special guests: West End and Broadway star, John Owen Jones (Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables); Sarah Earnshaw, star of Spamalot; Britain’s Got Talent winner, Jai McDowall; and the Glasgow Philharmonia Orchestra.
The concert will be attended by many influential Scottish business people and personalities from the leaders of the main political parties, to Cruachan, the mascot of The Royal Regiment of Scotland.
Our Scottish Heroes brings to you this concert, featuring soloists, bands, groups and choirs including the West of Scotland Military Wives Choir and the Glasgow Philharmonic Male Voice Choir, along with a number of service personnel who have benefitted from military charities such as Veterans, Alex Wallace, who will play the accordion given to him by Combat Stress and Jim Nismith, baritone, who will sing Come Fly with Me.
Other performers include Rockus Choir, jive dancers and many other younger performers, including the Pipes and Drums and dancers from Queen Victoria School, Dunblane.
The show’s producer, James Patterson, graduated from the Glasgow School Art in 1972 and made his London acting debut in 1986 in the original production of The Phantom of The Opera.
Throughout his career, Patterson has designed and directed operas and musicals, including Anything Goes and Les Miserables. He returned to the stage in 2004 to play Old Deuteronomy in Cats and recently created the role of Pat Boyle, Susan’s Boyle’s father, in I Dreamed a Dream.
Jen Whyte, Stars on Parade music director, has worked extensively in theatres in the West End of London and on tour for Cameron Mackintosh, Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Royal National Theatre; and in television and radio she has worked for the BBC and ITV in Glasgow, Manchester and London.
Most recently, she played for the filming of the movie version of Les Misérables and was associate musical director for The Magistrate at the Royal National Theatre.
The organiser of the event, Our Scottish Heroes, is an independent Scottish grant-making Trust, which raises funds in order to provide financial support to Veteran charities. Proceeds from ‘Stars of Parade’ will benefit Veteran charities.
All proceeds from this event will be distributed among Scottish veterans’ charities to help improve the lives of ex-service men and women throughout Scotland.
A number of the performers have agreed to be interviewed by the media and requests will be considered on a one to one basis.
A photocall with the stars and members of the cast will be held at The Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow at 4pm on Monday 11th November.
For more information please contact Martin Hunt on 0131 557 0341, or mobile: 07767 401 760,
Notes to editors
Our Scottish Heroes is an independent Scottish grant-making Trust which exists to raise funds in order to provide financial support to Military (Veteran) Charities as defined by the Law of Scotland.
In practice, this enables the Trustees to donate to a wide range of veteran charitable objectives where the work takes place in, or has an impact on, Scotland.
Our Scottish Heroes also ‘Support the Donor’, advising and supporting those who wish to hold an event, no matter how small or large, to raise funds with us for Veterans charities in Scotland
All those working in Our Scottish Heroes volunteer their time and expertise to raise funds for military charities.
Honouring the bravery and commitment of our service personnel and raising funds for Military (Veterans) Charities in Scotland.
Our Scottish Heroes are proud to support our serving armed forces personnel both home and abroad.
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