West End Star to Join Young Carers in Cathedral Concert

Stroud born singer Craig Mather will be bringing the sound of the West End to Gloucestershire Young Carers’ musical concert in Gloucester Cathedral on Friday evening.
Craig starred as Marius in the London’s Queen’s Theatre production of Les Miserables and is set to appear in the forthcoming film of Cinderella directed by Kenneth Branagh.
But on Friday he will join young carers from across the county in a showcase of their musical talents.
The musical extravaganza will also feature the Ecclesiastical Choir and Sine Nomine Youth Choir.
The young carers have been participating in workshops all week to produce their very own work which will be sung and performed by them. And they have been taught by none other than a team from the Bath Philharmonia Orchestra, headed up by Musical Director Jason Thornton.
Craig says he is excited to be involved in this unusual concert and is looking forward to participating with the young people.
Born in Stroud, Craig found his passion for music and performance at an early age. At 18 he moved to London to attend Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where he earned a First Class Honours Degree in Acting.
Since graduating Craig has had the fortune to work in many areas of the performing world including Theatre, TV, Film and Music. His most recent work is his role of Prince Retinue in Disney’s Cinderella, directed by Kenneth Branagh which is due out next month.
He says: “Gloucestershire Young Carers is a charity that supports young people with a caring responsibility in their family and often that means that they don’t have the opportunities that many other young people might have. This project is a fabulous opportunity to open up the world of music to young carers and it will give them the chance to sing in Gloucester Cathedral with professional artists. I’m sure it will be a lot of fun for all of us.”