Northern Opera Stars to sing for leading medical charity, Action Research | Action Medical Research

Northern Opera Stars to sing for leading medical charity, Action Research

30 July 2002
Opera stars across the north of England are joining forces to perform in a Golden Anniversary Concert on behalf of leading medical charity, Action Research. The concert, in aid of the Charity’s 50th Anniversary Touching Lives Appeal, is being held at the Bowes Museum in Bernard Castle, County Durham, on 4 September 2002. The evening begins with a wine and canapés reception, followed by a varied programme of opera and operetta favourites, songs from well-known musicals, a little Gilbert and Sullivan, as well as some songs from the north-east, performed by four internationally famous soloists. Graeme Danby (bass) is a soloist with the English National Opera and Royal Opera. Valerie Reid (soprano) also sings with English National Opera. Baritone Richard Morrison, who has had leading roles with Carl Rosa Opera Company, and mezzo-soprano Alison Hudson, who has sung with Glyndebourne Opera and Scottish Opera, are also taking part. Since 1952, Action Research funding has made possible Britain’s first polio vaccine, pioneering hip replacement and the first use of ultrasound scanning in pregnancy. Through its work the Charity has touched the lives of millions of people across the UK. Currently, Action Research is funding six projects in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, including research into premature labour and cerebral palsy. Tickets cost £12.50 and are available from The Bowes Museum Box Office or on 01833 690606. There is a discounted rate for group bookings of 10 or more. Full details of the concerts are available online at or by calling 01403 327449. For further media information or to speak to an Action Research representative in your area, please contact Victoria Rayment on 01403 327404 or Nicole Duckworth on 01403 327403. Alternatively email
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