An Evening Concert Featuring Estas Tonne & Storia
On: Saturday 29 September 2012, 7.30pm
At: The Trades Hall, Glasgow
Situated in the Merchant City in the heart of Glasgow, the Trades Hall is one of the most important historic buildings in Glasgow. Designed and built from 1791-1794 by Robert Adam and his brothers, the Trades Hall was built to serve as a public hall and meeting place for the city’s Trades House and 14 Incorporated Crafts.
Today, the Trades House still meets in the building, which apart from The mediaeval cathedral, is the only building in Glasgow still used for its original purpose. A grand setting for our charity concert, we’re sure you will agree.
Estas Tonne and Storia, both accomplished singers and musicians, treated the audience to individual and joint performances, accompanied by Storia’s Swiss instrument, the Hang.
Estas is a charismatic modern day Troubadour spreading an inspirational message as he plays all over the world, delighting audiences from America to India, from the Middle East to Europe. He is known for his unique and remarkable guitar style that touches his listeners deeply.
Storia is an independent musician, dramatist, and visionary. Having produced events and festivals, she now travels the world with her artistic projects and music. Storia plays the Hang, (pictured below) a unique, rare new instrument, handmade in Switzerland. Her original style combines hypnotic Hang melodies with ethereal and soulful vocals.
This recent enchanting evening of music in September 2012 raised over £18,000 for One4Kids as every event is fully funded by the Group. A worthwile evening, there is no doubt.
One hundred and eighty friends and clients of One Solution were welcomed into Glasgow’s impressive Grand Hall. The build up to the event was quite exciting with lighting technicians, sound men, stage builders and numerous waiting staff scurrying around preparing the Hall. The result was truly impressive. Eighteen tables of ten were duly laid ready for guests to dine and enjoy the delights of the musicians, Estas Tonne and Storia. With ambient lighting and huge screens, the scene – and the stage – were set for a memorable evening.
The evening started with a champagne reception. Following this, Ken Anderson, the Group’s CEO, gave a moving speech about the origins of One 4 Kids and how the charity forms an essential part of the Group’s ethos and culture, noting that every penny of the money raised goes straight into the hands of a child or family in need.
The guests then watched a montage of photographs taken throughout One 4 Kids work over the last eight years, accompanied by The Fray song “How To Save A Life,” lovingly prepared by Mark Rocks, the Group’s IT Manager. The montage evoked many happy and poignant memories for a lot of staff and advisers in the audience.
A delicious dinner was served before the performers took to the stage, Estas wowing the audience with his flamenco guitar playing and Storia’s voice, complimented by the hypnotic melodies of her Swiss instrument, the hang, echoing around the walls of the Grand Hall. ‘Golden Dragon’ and ‘Never Say Never’ were both greeted with rapturous applause.
We would like to thank our corporate sponsors Oran Mor, Kerr Vernon, Zurich, Ascentric, Axa Wealth, MGM, Met Life and Mood Flowers and tall of our advisers, staff, family and friends who came to support the concert.
Stay tuned for details of the next One4Kids event.