A group of talented musicians from Stevenson College Edinburgh are presenting a charity concert on Monday 28 February 2011 at the Quaker Meeting House in Edinburgh,  to help raise funds to provide workshops for young children with Down’s Syndrome in Edinburgh and Lothian.

The concert will include jazz and contemporary songs as well as music by Chopin, Haydn, Bach and Handel. Carolyn Bell, a student on the Music Degree Foundation course at Stevenson, will be playing at the concert and adds:

“The concert will be a mix of classical and contemporary music, so something for everyone. We are raising funds for Down’s Syndrome Scotland who currently run workshops in Edinburgh and the Lothians for young children. The workshops help the children with their communication, confidence and music skills. The children really love playing music and we would like to raise enough money so the workshops can continue.”

Pandora Summerfield, Chief Executive of Down’s Syndrome Scotland, said:

“We are delighted to have such talented musicians raising funds for Down’s Syndrome Scotland. The children attending the musical workshops have shown such an interest in the programme and have benefited from the musical and social interactions. Through community involvement we are one step closer to bringing awareness of Down’s syndrome to the public.”

The concert will take place from 6.45pm to 7.45pm at the Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2JL.  Donations of   £3 or more can be made at the door on the night.