Giving Young People a Voice

Highlights from our previous concert at Warwick Hall

We are delighted to be returning to the venue of our inaugural Young Minds Matter concert in 2017, the prestigious Warwick Hall auditorium. A recently built iconic performance venue with enhanced acoustics for concerts, it’s perfect for showcasing the talents of our young musicians. Accommodating 300 people for a 3-course dinner and further balcony seating for 240 people, our concerts promise to be packed with top-class entertainment and inspiration from our performers and speakers.

After our first concert we received so much positive feedback from both young people and adults; they felt uplifted, enlightened, inspired and enthused, and most of all – they wanted to come back. We knew then that we had hit on a successful format!

The atmosphere at a Young Minds Matter Concert and Dinner is always uplifting and with the enthusiastic, wonderful presenter Sally Bee keeping everything flowing smoothly and professionally, we can promise you our next event will be hugely enjoyable.

We love to involve young people as much as possible at Young Minds Matter – to give them a voice, a stage and a boost of self-confidence, self-esteem and self-worth, and they deserve it. Please come and support them and help us to continue to provide our vital mentoring and support services.

We look forward to providing you all with a warm welcome at our next concert!

Keep in touch to see when our next concert is.

Yasmin Corbett introduces our upcoming 2021 concert

Check out her mesmerising cover of Christina Perri’s ‘A Thousand Years’.

*note – this video was recorded before our change in concert date due to Covid-19

Saturday 9th March 2019

Our second Young Minds Matter fundraising concert brought us to one of the most visited churches in the country, the renowned Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon, often known as Shakespeare’s Church, due to its fame as the place of baptism and burial of William Shakespeare. Almost 100 talented young musicians took part, many of them returning performers from the 2017 concert. The church was packed with an audience keen to hear our amazing young performers and inspirational speakers. Once again, this raised awareness of the mental health challenges facing our young people in an open and uplifting manner.

Saturday 14th October 2017

The first Young Minds Matter fundraising concert in October 2017 was held in the beautiful purpose-built performance venue, Warwick Hall auditorium. It featured 70 talented young musicians, from 5 local secondary schools and music groups, together with some inspirational speakers, video footage, an auction and a raffle. The evening was incredibly well received by both the 300-strong audience and the young participants, especially for bringing mental health out into the open in such an informative and uplifting format.

“Congratulations on your absolutely fantastic achievement on Saturday night. I’ve worked on many professional gigs that were nowhere near as fabulous as that. Totally amazing. I loved being part of it”

(Sally Bee, Presenter at 2017 and 2019 concerts)

“Thank you for a wonderful evening last night – there simply couldn’t have been a better balance between being informed and entertained.  I find myself strangely tearful this morning – quite overwhelmed by the talent of all those young people and the tragedy of those who suffer with mental health issues – and the realisation that young people, some of whom I probably know, who on the face of it seem so well adjusted, can actually be hiding real suffering. You achieved something amazing and I’m sure made a real and lasting difference.”

(Claire Peet, guest at 2017 concert)

Highlights from the concert are in the video at the top of the page.

Some of the young talent from our previous concerts:

The exquisite voice of Yasmin Corbett

In 2017 at our first concert, Yasmin took to the stage, aged just 12, and sang a song called ‘Dear Porcupines’. She chose this song herself as she said it was about bullying and she thought it reflected the cause. She enchanted the audience with her beautiful voice and at our 2019 concert she chose to sing this song, Drown, again for the very apt lyrics. Her voice and interpretation of songs she covers are always a delight to witness. We can’t wait to hear what she is going to sing at our 2021 concert on 9th October!

A standing ovation for Mary Eckert

Mary simply wowed the audience at our 2017 concert with her version of Andra Day’s Rise Up, which was just so close to the original. Just 16 years old at the time, Mary showed such maturity and relaxed confidence at the piano and the standing ovation she received was deservedly justified! She wowed us again at the 2019 concert, and now studying song writing in Leeds, we are very excited to hear that Mary is writing a song specifically for our concert on 9th October 2021!

Phenomenal piano playing by Sam Young

We first spotted Sam when he returned to his school during a gap year in 2018, and watching his amazing skills at the piano, we just knew we had to book him for our next concert! He then played this phenomenal piece at our concert in 2019, and he also kindly offered to accompany any other performers on the night, which he did, with seamless ease and true professionalism, especially from someone who was still a teenager at the time! This video shows part of the piece Sam arranged himself, which is described as ‘a five-minute, beautiful massacre of musical genres’.  In September 2020 Sam joined the Royal Academy of Music.