Toccata Musical Productions will perform their show, ‘Gimme Some Lovin’, at the Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen next month to raise vital funds for Fermanagh Women’s Aid.

After 17 years of international touring, the group are back in Northern Ireland this autumn with their soloists, orchestra and the Toccata Chorus taking to the Ardhowen stage on Wednesday, October 5 at 8pm.

Presenting popular hits from Queen, Elton John, Bon Jovi, Scorpions, ABBA and many more, the concert will enthral you with popular Pop, Country and Rock hits courtesy of the musicians of Toccata, who have worked with musical greats such as Dan Seals, Elton John, Demi Lovato, Illayaa Raja, Gaither Vocal Band and many more.

“We are thrilled that ‘Gimme Some Lovin’ will happen here in Fermanagh to support the work we do,” said Kerrie Flood, Fermanagh Women’s Aid Development Manager. “The performance itself promises to be spectacular. Each year we support almost 1,000 women and children through our services. It is wonderful that all of the show’s proceeds will support our vital work – we could not be more grateful.

“The Ardhowen is such a special setting; we are really looking forward to it after all the hard work and dedication that has gone into bringing it to life. We would encourage as many people to purchase a ticket as early as possible. We know that demand will be high.”

Toccata Musical Productions has its roots in tragedy, but has a legacy of helping people and bringing hope. The December 2004 tsunami that devastated south east Asia prompted Dr. Sunil Paulraj – a neonatal specialist serving at the Royal Maternity Hospital Belfast – to rush home to Bangalore, India.

Sunil partnered with FEBA Radio through a concert performance and raised funds for the victims, with the concert giving birth to ‘Toccata’ in 2005, which means ‘to touch’ (from Italian, ‘toccare’).

Ever since, Team Toccata has been embodying the virtue of ‘touching lives’ one concert at a time, and today the Toccata ensemble comprises 85 experienced professional and semi-professional musicians from diverse backgrounds, with members having worked with top-tier stars and musicals from around the world.

Developing as of the UK’s premier musical bodies, Toccata has travelled to more than 15 nations, trained and led by the artistic batons of renowned choir directors such as Judith Sheridan and Colin Scott.

Orchestrating the Toccata productions to world-class performances are the celebrated stage directors Laura Kerr and Wilfie Pyper, with Toccata also getting its distinctive touch from the exceptional music arrangers, Ben Wiles and Ian Tipping.

What promises to be a superb concert will help to support Fermanagh Women’s Aid, established in 1993, and the lead voluntary organisation addressing domestic violence and providing services for women and children in the area.

With domestic violence recognised as one form of violence against women, Women’s Aid seeks to challenge attitudes and beliefs that perpetuate domestic violence and, through its work, promote healthy and non-abusive relationships.

Fermanagh Women’s Aid provides a range of support services to women and children experiencing domestic abuse, as well as support in the community/floating support services, refuge accommodation, children’s and young people’s services, personal development programmes and domestic abuse awareness.

So come along to take in ‘Gimme Some Lovin’, and you’ll not only enjoy a terrific concert, but you’ll be helping to support Fermanagh Women’s Aid, too.