Toowoomba’s annual Youth Concerto 2018 will be held at St Luke’s Anglican Church at 3pm Sunday 28 October.

Toowoomba instrumental music teacher and violinist Rod Egerton was diagnosed with leukaemia almost a decade ago. His wife Celia decided to hold a concert each year as a way of saying thank you to the Leukaemia Foundation for their support, and raise funds for other families living with leukaemia. The program features many well-loved works, including Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor by Bach, Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and the dynamic Concerto Grosso for Strings Orchestra and Piano by Bloch.

Leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma are all types of blood cancer and can develop in anyone of any age. Around 35 Australians are diagnosed each day and although improved treatments and care are helping more people survive, someone loses their life to blood cancer every two hours. The Leukaemia Foundation helps more than 750 families from regional and rural Australia by providing free accommodation in capital cities so they can access life-saving treatment at major hospitals. Transport services also help thousands get to and from medical appointments, driving more than one million kilometres each year to ensure people get the medicines they need to beat their blood cancer.

Tickets to the Youth Concerto 2018 cost $20 for adults and $10 for children and are available online.

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