Pepper practice makes perfect

THIS year’s Pepper Summer Rock Show singers were in fine voice last week as they got together to practise their final number with musical directors Robert Breakwell and Katie Ayres, performance director Tom Billington, and producer Linda Horsfall.

Rehearsing at Berkhamsted School’s music room the commitment and motivation of everyone involved was clear to see.

Despite a stiflingly hot day which created a sizzling setting, THIS year’s Pepper Summer Rock Show singers were in fine voice last week as they got together to practise their final number with musical directors Robert Breakwell and Katie Ayres, performance director Tom Billington, and producer Linda Horsfall.

Rehearsing at Berkhamsted School’s music room the commitment and motivation of everyone involved was clear to see.

Despite a stiflingly hot day which created a sizzling setting, not one person wavered as they went through their paces over and over again.

Wonderful voices rang out in perfect harmony across the school’s Castle Street campus as the founder of the Pepper concert Robert Breakwell, who is also business development director of the Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care, accompanied them with enthusiasm on the piano.

Now in its 24th year July’s event, 24 Carat Pepper, is shaping up to be seven days of solid gold entertainment.

Suitable for all ages, the Pepper Show is a complete evening out experience for the whole family – offering not only a rock show that would look at home in the West End, but also both before and after marquee THIS year’s Pepper Summer Rock Show singers were in fine voice last week as they got together to practise their final number with musical directors Robert Breakwell and Katie Ayres, performance director Tom Billington, and producer Linda Horsfall.

Rehearsing at Berkhamsted School’s music room the commitment and motivation of everyone involved was clear to see.

Despite a stiflingly hot day which created a sizzling setting, not one person wavered as they went through their paces over and over again.

Wonderful voices rang out in perfect harmony across the school’s Castle Street campus as the founder of the Pepper concert Robert Breakwell, who is also business development director of the Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice Care, accompanied them with enthusiasm on the piano.

Now in its 24th year July’s event, 24 Carat Pepper, is shaping up to be seven days of solid gold entertainment.

Suitable for all ages, the Pepper Show is a complete evening out experience for the whole family – offering not only a rock show that would look at home in the West End, but also both before and after marquee fun with bands, a children’s entertainer, stalls, a raffle, a silent auction, delicious food, drink and lots more.

The Pepper Foundation became a registered charity in 1994 in memory of a young cancer victim with the charity taking its name from its first fundraising event, a performance of the Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper album.

As a result of that first fundraiser there is now an annual Pepper Summer Rock Show held over seven days in Berkhamsted.

Today the Pepper Foundation provides funds for the Pepper Children’s Nurses managed by the Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice at Home Service.

They provide crucial professional and loving home care on a 24 hour, 365 days of the year on-call basis at absolutely no cost to patients or their families.

The 24th Pepper Show takes place at Centenary Theatre, Berkhamsted School, Kings Road, Berkhamsted, HP4 3BG on Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 15 and Wednesday, July 18 to Saturday, July 21, times varying.

You can book tickets online at www.peppershow.com where you can also find lots more information about the show, or call the ticket hotline on 01442 877292.

Visit the Gazette’s website where a video of last week’s Pepper rehearsal will give you a sneak preview of the amazing entertainment to come.