Concert remembers popular March teacher

14:26 13 May 2014

Heather Hewitt

Heather Hewitt

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A concert of remembrance is being held to remember a popular March music teacher who died at Moscow airport after enjoying a river cruise holiday in Russia.

The celebration event is being held at St Peter’s Church on Friday June 13 at 7pm to remember Heather Hewitt.

The musical evening has been organised to remember Mrs Hewitt who worked at Burrowmoor School, Westwood Junior and Cavalry Park.

She died in September last year.

Beth Letts, who has helped organise the event, said: “Just for the night we are forming a recorder orchestra and a large choir for anyone to join in singing or playing.”

Any monies raised will go to the groups taking part and has been organised to remember everything Mrs Hewitt did to encourage music-making in March, she said.

The choir will sing Fields of Gold and the Hallelujah Chorus. The Recorder Orchestra will play Soldiers March and Toreador’s Song.

Copies of music will be available in advance.

The concert will include performances by Cavalry, Westwood and Burrowmoor Schools, St Peter’s Church Orchestra & Variante.

Tickets are free with a retiring collection.

Mrs Hewitt and her late husband Peter, MBE, were a dynamic force around March where they were both big supporters of community and music groups and both had numerous interests.

After her retirement she continued at Cavalry school as a governor to help youngsters with their reading.

A talented musician, she played double bass, performed in a variety of prestigious orchestras, sang in choirs and taught music to students from across the Fens.

She was a member of Leicester Symphony Orchestra and orchestras in Stamford and Cambridge.

She played in the March and Chatteris brass bands and sang in Peterborough Chamber Choir as well as the choir at St Peter’s Church, March, where she regularly attended. She also performed with the Variante Ensemble.

Following her husband’s death she organised the March Concert Singers and was involved in the March Museum committee helping to organise educational trips for children.

To join in the remembrance concert please contact Beth Letts by emailing musicpe15@outlook.com.

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