A fundraising evening supporting the cityscape designers of the future was staged at St George’s Hall on Thursday 19 October 2017.
With a line-up of amazing international diverse musical talent showcase in the sumptuous Concert Room at the grade I listed landmark, it was a celebration of global diversity through culture. All the money raised from the event went towards helping the ICCC International Student Design Fellowships supporting Architectural Leaders of the Future.
A special reception took place ahead of the evening where VIP audience members had the chance to meet the artists while enjoying refreshments in the surroundings of the 160-year-old Lime Street hall.
The stunning line-up of talent included Emanuel ‘Manny’ Perlman, a lyric tenor, composer, performing/recording artist, spiritual/civic leader, lecturer and World Ambassador whom legendary talk show host Larry King compared to a combination of Caruso and Mel Tormé.
He was joined on the programme by a solo harpist, and Crescendo, the Bernie Whelan choir. ‘King of Swing’ Asa Murphy and the Chinese Pagoda Youth Orchestra.
Alongside the individual performances, the event pre-launched a charity single, Talk to Me, in aid of the Williams Syndrome Foundation in the UK. Williams Syndrome, a rare and randomly occurring genetic disorder which affects around one in 18,000 people in the UK and causes physical, cardiac and mental health problems, sensory, behavioural, social and processing issues and learning disabilities.
Raising the Roof was organised by Universal Inclusion.