The Phoenix Choir will be performing at St John’s Newport Church to help raise funds for the Carisbrooke Castle Museum on Thursday June 30.
The choir will again sing their eclectic repertoire of songs from musicals, movies and other well-known easy-listening compositions.
Carisbrooke Castle Museum is located within the grounds of the iconic 13th century castle. It is a Charitable Trust, distinct from English heritage, and the only public museum in the UK founded by a member of the Royal Family (HRH Princess Beatrice in 1898). The museum’s collection includes 60,000 items relating to the history of the castle and the Isle of Wight.
In the basement of the museum is a room that was used as a kitchen in the early 1900s when Princess Beatrice was in residence at the castle. For many years the area was closed to the public and used as a museum store, and the room is in a state of disrepair with both the slatted and plastered ceiling and the whitewashed walls crumbling .
The Museum is raising funds to repair this room, so that it can be opened to the public. Once the work is completed, the room will be dressed in kitchenalia (from the Museum’s collection) and used for conferences for small groups of visitors, schoolchildren and visitors with disabilities.
The concert at St. John’s Church on June 30 begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free with an outgoing collection.
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