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Midsummer MadNESS Concert Showcasing Musical Talents of Blind and Deaf people



North East Sensory Services (NESS) is an amazing local charity operating with the main aim of achieving independence for Blind and Deaf people. It is the first integrated joint sensory service in Scotland and delivers much needed information, equipment and support. To raise much needed funds for this fabulous cause and to share the fantastic flair and musical prowess amongst these very gifted artists NESS will be holding a special Midsummer MadNESS concert on Saturday the 17th of August at St. Mark’s Church, Aberdeen.


Midsummer MadNESS Concert Showcasing Musical Talents of Blind and Deaf people


North East Sensory Services (NESS) is an amazing local charity operating with the main aim of achieving independence for Blind and Deaf people. It is the first integrated joint sensory service in Scotland and delivers much needed information, equipment and support. To raise much needed funds for this fabulous cause and to share the fantastic flair and musical prowess amongst these very gifted artists NESS will be holding a special Midsummer MadNESS concert on Saturday the 17th of August at St. Mark’s Church, Aberdeen.

The highly anticipated “Midsummer MadNESS” event will see performers take to the stage for a matinee performance in the afternoon at 2pm and an evening finale performance later that evening at 7pm. Both performances will be BSL Interpreted.

Deaf people can appreciate music through sign language, and NESS want to show you how. They also want to share with you the brilliant talent that exists within NESS – great people using the NESS vital services to help overcome the effects of serious sight and/or hearing loss. Audiences will enjoy a most uplifting and enjoyable concert experience all whilst raising money for a great cause.

Meet the Stars:

Jerry Coleman is a visually impaired jazz saxophonist who started playing 8 years ago and is self-taught having developed his own unique way of learning new songs.

Doug Leiper is severely deaf since aged two and is now profoundly deaf. He loves music, is a founder member of signed singing group “Singing Hands”, has led the choir for this show and is doing solo signed songs. Doug has inspired the choir members and is tireless in his support of signed singing. Doug is in the middle of the photo above.

Zsuzsanna Nemeth is a research psychologist originally from Hungary and is a trained opera singer. This is the second time performing with NESS.

Ells McHaffie is a multi-talented lady who has fronted a band, taught belly dancing, and is a fund raiser and long-time volunteer at NESS. She was awarded the British Empire Medal last year for her efforts. She has physical challenges and owns two assistance dogs who help her with daily tasks. She is their “Rock Chic”.

Kay Sandra Hamilton is a visually impaired NESS service user, loves music and learned to play keyboard at age 9. She has synaesthesia and sees colours when she hears sounds. Her guide dog is named Yusef (Yusie).

Jordan Anderson is a NESS service user, visually impaired and loves music. She studies at Nescol advanced retailing. Jordan plays piano and sings.

The Signing Choir is made up of British Sign Language students and some members of “Singing hands “ and there is also a family of four who have had contact with NESS Youth Project. The two children will also be doing a very special duet of a signed song in the show.

Tickets are still available for just £10 each by calling NESS on 0345 27 12345 or emailing: fundraising@nesensoryservices.org
www.nesensoryservices.org

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