Young musicians play for the Ath

FOUR talented young musicians who live in or have connections with Warminster are taking part in concerts to raise funds for the historic Athenaeum theatre, on 26th and 27th September.

The concert has been put together to showcase some of the talented artists who started their careers at the Ath and who now wish to help get it back on the road to post-Covid recovery.

Harpist Cecilia de Maria, who is well-known from her performances in the town, and at the former Warminster Festival, is coming from London, fresh from the recording studios of Sony Classical Music. She will be playing tango and flamenco harp music. Prevented by recent emergency measures from performing widely at the moment, Cecilia is Zooming and You-tubing and recently took part in Classical for Kids online for the Royal Albert Hall. 

There will be two singers, Carl Daniels, principal singer at Tokyo Disney and most recently the lead cabaret artist on the P&O cruise ship MS Arcadia, and Anabella Fairgrieve, a prize-winning 18 year-old actress and singer who regularly performs at local as well as national level. 

The fourth young performer is Joely Hudson, an actress, singer and saxophonist who is already in demand for charity cabaret fundraising events. 

The concerts are at 7.30pm on Saturday 26th and 6pm on Sunday 27th. The programme is described as a “light-hearted and uplifting evening of live light entertainment” to support “this gem of a resource, run by volunteers for the community.”

Seats are socially distanced and tickets must be booked online through

Pictured: Carl Daniels and Joely Hudson.