Concert at Everdon in memory of wife

Tim and Diana Coghlan on the Erie Canal, Rochester, New York State, when attending the 2010 World Canal Conference. (Photo ' Jenny Bowman.)
Tim and Diana Coghlan on the Erie Canal, Rochester, New York State, when attending the 2010 World Canal Conference. (Photo ' Jenny Bowman.)
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A fundraising evening of classical music is being staged in memory of the wife of the owner of Braunston Marina.

Tim Coghlan, owner of Braunston Marina in Northamptonshire has organised and sponsored a concert dedicated to the memory of his wife Diana, who died last year of cancer.

The concert will be performed by Armonico Consort, who regularly feature on Classic FM.

It will be help in the church of St Mary’s Everdon, near Daventry, Northamptonshire on Saturday June 6, at 6.30 pm.

Tim Coghlan said: “The works to be performed are Mozart’s Requiem, a special favourite of Di’s, which gave her much comfort in her last illness; and in the second half, as a cheerful antidote, Part 1 of Haydn’s Creation.

“There will be an hour’s interval to allow concert-goers to picnic in Everdon’s beautiful churchyard, which is one of about five that claim to be the setting of Gray’s poem ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’.

“I have paid for the concert in full, so all ticket sales will go to the Cynthia Spencer Hospice Outreach Team, who did a wonderful job in looking after my wife, allowing her to die peacefully at home as she had wished. This is my personal thank you to that brilliant team.

“Di was not that visible in my first 26 years at Braunston Marina, but she was always there in a strong supportive role.

“She loved coming to our Historic Narrowboat Rallies, and accompanying me to a number of World Canal Conferences. I sadly feel I have lost my crew.”

Tickets are available at £10, £15, and £25 and can be bought through the Armonico website – or by calling 0844 581 0750.