Bone Marrow Appeal Song Success Leads to Concert

Some of the 2,000 voices in volunteer choir will sing


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Chiswick-based folk duo The Portraits who had a chart success when they pursuaded 2,000 people from across the UK to sing as part of a 'national choir', will hold a concert to continue the fundraising campaign for a little girl who has cancer.

The concert will be held on 30th Jan at the River Room above the Blue Anchor near Hammersmith Bridge at 8 pm and will be featuring all three of the main artists who perform on the song as well as some of those who took part in the '2,000 voices' choir. All ticket profits will go to Chiswick-based Delete Blood Cancer UK charity.

The song, ‘The Rest Of Time’, was written and produced by alternative folk duo, The Portraits, formed in 2005 by husband and wife Lorraine and Jeremy Millington, from Galway and Bristol respectively. They have been based in Chiswick since 2010.

"This will be a very special celebration of a remarkable song recorded throughout 2014 and a hit in early January 2015 in the iTunes Singer Songwriter Chart," said the duo.

Six-year old Emma Whittaker, from Buckinghamshire, suffers from the rare genetic condition Fanconi Anaemia and needs to find a donor by March 2015 to save her life

Along with The Portraits, the song features Ethemia and Minnie Birch, Ethemia are regulars on Gaby Roslin’s BBC Radio London show, and Minnie Birch, selected for airplay by Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1.

Tickets are £8 advanced and £10 on the door depending on availability. Spaces are limited and so advanced booking is recommended

The Portraits singer Lorraine Reilly Millington said “We wanted to create a huge national choir by layering the voices of different crowds we played to and every person that has sung will be credited on the single."

Some of the public voices which play a key part in the final song were recorded at their St Michael's and All Angels Church concert in May 2014.


January 23, 2015

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