Charity music tribute concert is a huge Hitchin success

Musicians Paul Jolly, Steve Seal, Jayne Mason and Rob Le Plar played in honour of Anne Aurousseau. P

Musicians Paul Jolly, Steve Seal, Jayne Mason and Rob Le Plar played in honour of Anne Aurousseau. Picture: John Powell. - Credit: Archant

A charity musical soiree held to honour a much-loved Hitchin mum-of-three who died from a rare form of cancer was a huge hit on Sunday.

Pianist and composer Jayne Mason, along with musicians Paul Jolly, Steve Seal and Rob Le Plar, played at St Ippolyts Church in front of 100 people to raise £345 for the charity Get-A-Head after her niece Anne Aurousseau died, aged 37, last October.

Jane said: “It was a very enjoyable afternoon. We ended with The Rolling Stones She’s a Rainbow in tribute to my wonderful niece Anne – as a huge rainbow appeared over Hitchin the morning after she passed.”

Anne’s grandmother Nessie Mason added: “It was a lovely day. Anne was a great girl and a great mother who was loved by everybody – we all miss her dearly.”

Anne’s son and Wilshere Dacre head boy Ben Street, 11, said: “I enjoyed listening to Jayne’s music, she did really well playing the church piano. My mum would have liked it.”


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