Photos of the concert are HERE





Proceeds to Donna Louise Children’s Hospice and St Mary’s Church



An alternative strapline for the organiser and lead singer could be “Bayreuth…  New York….St. Marys Knutton”. We are delighted to announce Allison Oakes  world renowned international opera singer and  regular worshipper at St. Marys  who was born and bred in Newcastle is bringing her wonderful singing talents to Knutton. Allison has always loved singing and after training and working as a radiographer in Stoke-on-Trent she seized the opportunity to change career and become and international opera star. In recent years she has sung all over the world from the famous  Bayreuth Wagner festival in Germany, to the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, and we at St Mary’s have been privileged to have her sing on a number of occasions.

Allison has organised the concert and  throughout the evening she will take us down her memory lane and share some of the hidden highlights of her musical journey. Besides Allison she is also bringing with her some ‘friends’.  Katrina Sheppeard is one of the UK’s most exciting up and coming dramatic sopranos, Australian born, she has performed with companies in the UK, Germany and Australia. Californian songstress Hazel Iris who celebrates the art of storytelling while blending crystalline vocals with folk, indie, and a twist of magic.


In addition to these we also have The Cheshire Brass Ensemble who rehearse at St. Mary’s and once again will share their exciting tradition of brass arrangements not to be missed. The Cheshire 20 Big Band will get your toes tapping with standard favourites as well as hits from Michael Bublé and Caro Emerald.

A touch of home- a young surprise artist following in the footsteps of family tradition, and at Allison’s request St. Marys singers will also be on the bill.

To secure tickets from the limited availability

contact Laurie Till on 01782 504972 or 07961 959916.  If you leave a message she will return your call.

For more details on performers please visit the websites.

Alison Oakes!__allison-oakes-english

Katrina Sheppeard

Hazel Iris

Cheshire 20 Big Band


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