Organised by Warwickshire-based music and education charity Armonico Consort in partnership with the Royal Albert Hall, the concert will see almost 2,000 children from mainstream and special needs schools uniting to perform on stage.
Phillips 66 is a long-term supporter of Armonico Consort and, over the past seven years, has helped to fund workshops, in-school choirs and even an AC Academy ‘Does Strictly’ dance event at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.
“This is a really exciting event for us to be involved with as music plays such a vital role in children’s development, particularly in children with special needs,” said Mary Wolf, managing director, UK & Ireland Marketing for Phillips 66.
“A group of children from special needs schools will perform a song they have written themselves, providing them with the opportunity to shine in front of an audience of over 1,500.
“A choir made up of 25 Phillips 66 employees will also be taking to the stage to hit the high notes in a medley of songs from the musical Jersey Boys.”
“By sponsoring this concert, Phillips 66 will make a huge difference to its success and to the happiness and wellbeing of 2,000 children, their families and the wider communities they come from,” said Christopher Monks, artistic director of Armonico Consort.
“Thanks to the generous support of Phillips 66, the Royal Albert Hall concert will go a long way towards achieving this goal as some of the schoolchildren taking part in the concert come from challenging backgrounds, including those experiencing deprivation, language barriers, learning difficulties, disabilities and complex home lives.”