Richmond Roman Catholic church pianist going on a solo mission

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Maestro: Carl Bahoshy Maestro: Carl Bahoshy

A member of a Richmond Roman Catholic church will hold a series of solo piano and organ recitals across the UK to raise money for charity.

Carl Bahoshy, 30, Cole Park Road, hopes to raise money for Iraqi Christians In Need (ICIN), which provides support to displaced Iraqi Christians and helps programmes providing medical care, education and direct financial help to widows and other disadvantaged people.

Mr Bahoshy, who is also an Iraqi Christian, says he feels a responsibility towards others like him who have been displaced in the Middle East in the past few years.

He says: “I feel very fortunate that I have brought up in a peaceful country. I feel it’s my duty to help other people.

“I think the situation at the moment is very bad. Christians are really having a tough time.”

Mr Bahoshy previously raised almost £3,000 for Catholic aid charity Cafod, with a series of similar performances in November and December 2013. This summer he performs a range of pieces from the works of Chopin, Debussy and Bach.

A full list of performances is available at icin.org.uk.

Carl Bahoshy concerts; May 9 to June 20; Various locations; £15; various evening times.

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