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Concert for The Matthew Elvidge Trust

On Wednesday 26th March 2014, Bates Solicitors proudly supported The Matthew Elvidge Trust by hosting a concert featuring The Angell Piano Trio and operatic bass, Matthew Rose. The concert featured the premiere of Martin Suckling’s ‘Songs from a bright September’ and guests at the concert were privileged to be able to hear Martin introduce his work, which he composed specifically for the Trio and Matthew. The concert programme also included works which enabled all members of the Trio and Mr Rose to showcase their musical talents including Four Serious Songs by Brahms, works by Bohuslav Martinu and by Hugo Wolf. The evening finished with a lively composition by Felix Mendelssohn which reunited the trio on stage for a fitting finale. During the course of the concert, Mr Hamish Elvidge of The Matthew Elvidge Trust spoke movingly about the family’s decision to set up The Matthew Elvidge Trust shortly after Matthew took his own life aged just 23, after a very short period of anxiety and depression. Mr Elvidge spoke about the work that the Trust funds including the Beachy Head Chaplaincy team and work on university campuses. The evening finished with a collection in aid of the Trust and £1,000.00 was raised. The firm looks forward to continuing their support of The Matthew Elvidge Trust.