Competition: Win tickets for summer concert

Fancy sitting back, relaxing and enjoying a summer evening of classical, soul, pop, blues and rock music in the beautiful gardens of Ingatestone Hall for free?

EA Event has teamed up with Colin Pittman and co-promoter Phil Bennett of Kesgrave-based East Stageing to give away five pairs of tickets worth a total of �200.

The July 15 concert, just by the lake, will feature soprano Jackie Pittman, soul star Irie J and his band Pure Klarse and purveyors of pop, blues and rock Break for Cover.

Young artists from the region, including last year’s Harry Cash, have been invited to showcase their talents alongside these accomplished artists too.

Jackie Pittman has sung from an early age and appeared in the Ivor Evans Opera Company. Over the years she became a soloist in number of choirs, the most recent being the Howard Wallace Chorale.

Recently appearing at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration at Hylands House, performing the national anthem while the mayor of the new city of Chelmsford lit the beacon; she will be joined by pianist Tim Smith.

His career spans choral music, opera, recitals and musical theatre. He’s worked with The Carl Rosa Opera Company, Cameo Opera, Hatstand Opera and The New Savoyards of London and performed at venues throughout the South East and rest of the UK including Goldsmiths Hall, The Barbican and St Martin in the Fields in London.

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There will be a collection on the night for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Previous shows have raised �520 so far and Colin hopes next month’s concert will raise another �1,500.

Doors for the concert open at 4.45pm, with music from 5.15pm-10pm.

Music-lovers are more than welcome to bring along a picnic and there will be plenty of refreshments on offer throughout the day including a licensed bar, traditional pie and mash, cr�perie stand and ice cream.

To win tickets just tell us with who did Jackie train? E-mail your answer by 9am, Friday, June 22, to

Booking for the concert is essential. For more information on the performers and where to get tickets visit