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Gary Barlow announces Nordoff Robbins charity gig in London (2014)

Gary Barlow

Story by Jack Foley

GARY Barlow has announced a surprise show that will see him heading back to the intimate setting of London’s Royal Albert Hall for a very special night of music in aid of music charity, Nordoff Robbins.

The concert will take place on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 and is an opportunity to raise much needed funds for Nordoff Robbins, to support the music therapy work the charity carries out around the UK.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, November 29 at 10am.

Barlow commented: “I feel really honoured to have been asked to perform for Nordoff Robbins. It is a charity that makes such a difference to people’s lives, using music to give a voice to those who don’t always have one.

“We had such an amazing time at the Royal Albert Hall the last time we were there so I know it’s going to be a very special, intimate show.”

Dr Marcus Stephan, CEO at Nordoff Robbins, added: “Gary Barlow is one the UK’s most successful and well-respected singer-songwriters and we are thrilled and delighted he is performing for Nordoff Robbins.

“This is a perfect opportunity to raise funds and awareness for Nordoff Robbins, an organisation which has music at its very core. As a musician, Gary Barlow understands only too well about the power of music and the positive difference music therapy can make to people’s lives.

“All the money raised from the event will help Nordoff Robbins fund music therapy sessions across the UK for people who are vulnerable and isolated.”

Nordoff Robbins is a music therapy charity, dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults. They work with people who have a range of challenges such as autism, dementia, depression and physical and learning disabilities.

Music therapy is a specialist use of music to help people in many different ways – for some it has physical benefits, for others emotional or social ones and helps many to communicate where they have struggled to do so previously.

The results of music therapy can have a profound impact on individuals and their families and all those around them.

Nordoff Robbins have just launched their 2013 Christmas Appeal, with a short animated film featuring Emeli Sandé. For more info and to watch the film, visit www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk/MusicIsMedicine or search for #MusicIsMedicine.