Bognor’s Regis School of Music enjoys successful Save the Children fundraiser

Bognor’s Regis School of Music has maintained its proud tradition of an annual RSM charity concert in aid of Save the Children – despite the obstacles.

Elena Dew, 11, performing Sunrise on the Matterhorn
Elena Dew, 11, performing Sunrise on the Matterhorn

As spokeswoman Michela Cocolin explains: “The RSM has run the annual charity concert for 33 years. Because of Covid this year it was not possible to run it in the traditional format with a live audience.

“(Principal) Sasha Levtov had the idea of recording the individual performances of the RSM students and producing a DVD to send to all the Friends of the RSM and members of the Bognor Regis Music Club at the other end of Sudley Road as a cheering-up gift during these troubled times.

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“Two former students – cellist James Dew and pianist Maria Luc – were also invited to take part in the project.”

Michela added: “As a committee member for both the Bognor Regis Music Club and the Friends of the Regis School of Music, I was asked to write a letter to be sent with the DVD to each member. The response was amazing. We managed to raise £975, more than double what we would have normally made with the traditional concert at the Regis Recital Hall.

“We would like to send a warm thank-you to all the people who donated to the Save the Children charity and wish them a peaceful Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year.”