Fund-raising concert to be staged for distinguished Wisbech musician who suffered brain haemorrhage

Musician William Missin

Musician William Missin - Credit: Archant

A CONCERT in aid of a distinguished Wisbech musician who is recovering from a life-threatening brain haemorrhage is being staged next month,

William Missin, a full-time member of the world-renowned ensemble, The Sixteen, taught at Wisbech Grammar School with his wife before he suffered a cerebral haemorrhage which left him hospital-bound for almost a year.

The talented musician also led Ramsey Choral Society for four years.

The concert, which will take place at St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Wisbech on Saturday April 27, will include a performance of Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria’ and choruses from Handel’s ‘Messiah’.

A previous concert for Mr Missen was staged at New College, Oxford, where a 160-strong choir of friends, singing colleagues and a large contingent from Ramsey conducted by the college’s director of music, professor Edward Higginbottom, performed evensong.


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His wife, Jane Missin, who is the assistant director of music at the school, said: “I have been overwhelmed by the kindness and support of friends and colleagues.”

The rehearsal, led by Angus Davidson, runs from 2pm to 5.45pm, with the concert starting at 7pm.

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Admission to the performance is free, but a £10 donation is suggested.

Anyone wishing to reserve a place in the workshop should telephone June Green on 01487 813562 or email jgreen.60@virgin.net .

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