Readers hit the right note for Charlotte

GENEROUS Evening Star readers have hit the right note after supporting a charity appeal aimed at bringing music to Uganda. Sixteen-year-old Charlotte Walters was inundated with donations of printed music after she made an appeal in the Star.

GENEROUS Evening Star readers have hit the right note after supporting a charity appeal aimed at bringing music to Uganda.

Sixteen-year-old Charlotte Walters was inundated with donations of printed music after she made an appeal in the Star.

The year 11 Ipswich School pupil will be taking the music with her when she travels to Uganda later this week.

She said: “The response to my appeal for sheet music has been fantastic and I am so grateful to all the people who have contributed.

“So far I have 14 large carrier bags full of music - far more than I can take with me on the plane to Kampala - but I will be arranging for all of it to be sent to Uganda.

“I know that it will be a great benefit to young musicians there.”

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For Charlotte, a gifted singer who also studies at The Royal College of Music's Junior Department, the visit to Uganda with a group of fellow students from the Royal College will be the trip of a lifetime.

They will spend a week there, joining up with the African Children's Choir for a performance of Mozart's Requiem in Kampala Cathedral, and travelling to remote areas to take part in musical workshops.

Charlotte said: “It's a chance for us to learn about African music from them and also to share our enthusiasm for European music with them.”

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