Choir concert tribute to daughter

A man whose daughter died from a heart condition is organising a concert by a leading male voice choir to help research into the disease.

A man whose daughter died from a heart condition is organising a concert by a leading male voice choir to help research into the disease.

Kate Trevarthen, 27, a talented musician, died four years ago after developing cardiomyopathy. She was waiting for a donor heart.

Her father, Richard Spurgin, 60, of Harleston, has arranged for the Morriston Orpheus Choir to sing in Norwich on Saturday June 4 to mark the centenary of the foundation of the Rotary organisation and to help the Cardiomyopathy Association.

Mr Spurgin is organising the concert on behalf of Bungay, Harleston and Diss Rotary clubs.


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He said the choir, which was based in Swansea and travelled all over the world, performed at Snape Maltings last year to a rapturous reception.

“The prime aim of the concert is to celebrate Rotary's foundation but for me, of course, the concert will be in memory of Kate. She loved music and played the clarinet with the South Norfolk Youth Symphonic Band for six or seven years,” he said.

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He is continuing to support the campaign for a change in the law - obliging people to opt out of organ donation instead of opting in.

The Morriston Orpheus Choir will sing in the 820-seat St Andrew's Hall, Norwich.

Tickets, costing £17.50, £15 and £10, can be booked via Mr Spurgin, call 01379 853193.

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