Ottery pianist gears up for solo show
A GIFTED Ottery teenager is hoping to raise as much money as possible for a charity close to his heart when he performs his first solo show next week. Ben Scott, 16, is now only a week away from tinkling the ivories at Ottery s parish church in aid of the
A GIFTED Ottery teenager is hoping to raise as much money as possible for a charity close to his heart when he performs his first solo show next week.
Ben Scott, 16, is now only a week away from tinkling the ivories at Ottery's parish church in aid of the Melanesian Mission, a charity that supports the Pacific Island of Melanesia.
The talented A-level student said: "It is cyclone season until the end of the month and there was recently a big storm.
"The main island has only one road and bridge that connect to the various other islands and all of it has been destroyed.
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"The church is heavily involved with the charity and several people I know visited the island for a few weeks.
"When they got back they have shown me photographs of the people and talked me through various things. It is truly a wonderful place and now it all needs to be replaced."
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Kind-hearted Ben is looking forward to his first solo experience on stage, although he admits nerves are starting to creep in.
He added: "They have set in but if I wasn't nervous I would be worried. I'm very pedantic and I want every note to be right."
The concert will be held on Saturday, April 18 at 7.30pm. Tickets, to include light refreshments, will cost �6 for adults, �4.50 for concessions and �4 for children under 12.
They are available from Ottery TIC, (01404) 813964, Parish Church office, (01404) 812062 or on the door.