MARKING its 10th anniversary year, Dromore's London College of Music Centre is hosting its second charity concert in town on March 6.

All proceeds from the Dromore High School event will be donated to the Downs Syndrome Association in Northern Ireland.

LCM Dromore, represented by Mrs. Sonya Russell, who lived and taught in Dromore from 1996-2003, is actively involved in the promotion of music and the arts among young and old in the Lagan Valley area.

Local teachers can enter their students three times a year for examinations with LCM which includes a wide range of instruments as well as singing and speech and drama examinations.

This year's charity concert is founded on the huge success of last year's inaugural event.

Said Mrs. Russell, "Performers will include those who have sat piano and singing examinations, while speech and drama pupils will recite poetry and music theatre pupils will participate as characters portrayed in the song.

"All ages of performers will be taking part, from the very young and those who are just beginning their music career to the more advanced in their particular field of the arts."

Guest Performer for the evening will be Mrs. Deanna Mander from Coleraine, a native of Cincinnati, USA, and an accomplished violinist, now teaching in the province.


Aslo taking part, under the direction of Mr. Victor Currie, will be the Dromore High School band.

As last year, an 'Award of Achievement', sponsored by Mrs. Russell, will be presented to the pupil who made the most progress in their respective field during the previous year.

Lisburn's "Music Galleria" music shop will display a book table and a wide range of LCM publications, as well as other music books, may be purchased on the night.

Mrs. Russell said she was looking forward to the evening and encouraged everyone with an interest in music, speech and theatre to go along and enjoy the entertainment provided by talented young people from Dromore and further afield.

The March 6 concert will begin at 7.30pm in Dromore High School and tickets (5 and 2.50 concession) are available from Bridge Books, P. Hamilton School of Music, Mr. Victor Currie (Dromore High School) and Mrs. Russell on 028 2564 8646. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night.