She has sung for Her Majesty the Queen, wrote and performed the official song at the Invictus Games, and is a favourite of the Twickenham crowd when performing the national anthem, not to mention selling more than a million albums.
Now Laura Wright, the popular soprano who has played rugby herself, is coming to Bamburgh Castle for a concert hosted by Rugby Football Union President Chris Kelly and supported by Northumberland Rugby.
Laura will delight guests with famous classical pieces alongside rugby fan favourites. The concert will raise funds for the RFU Injured Players Foundation – which provides lifelong support for catastrophically injured rugby players in England – and Try for Change, England Rugby’s partnership with Sport Relief, which uses the power of rugby union to improve the lives of disadvantaged people in England and across the world.
On 28th June, an intimate audience of just 150 guests will enjoy exclusive access to the prestigious castle’s grounds, including a welcome reception of drinks and canapés on the Battery Terrace overlooking the Northumberland coast, before taking in the grand King’s Hall for Laura’s performance. This will be followed by a short fundraising auction, and the chance to enjoy drinks and locally-sourced seafood and meats cooked and served on the castle’s battlements.
The Grade I-listed Bamburgh Castle has a history including Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Norman occupation, in addition to being the first castle in England to be defeated by gunpowder artillery during the War of the Roses. The castle was later bought by Victorian Tyneside industrialist William Armstrong, who completed its restoration. The Armstrong family remain the owners of the castle today, and have donated it as a spellbinding venue for Laura’s performance.
Tickets to the concert are available at £125 and include all food, wine, and drinks throughout the evening, in addition to the intimate concert and a donation to both charities.
To purchase tickets and for enquiries, email Penny Stewart at Northumberland Rugby on email@example.com
For more information on the RFU Injured Players Foundation visit www.rfuipf.org.uk
For more information on Try for Change visit www.englandrugby.com/about-the-rfu/rfu-charities/try-for-change