Those who missed tenor Ian Storey perform in Hereford Cathedral last year can support Acorns Children's Hospice and buy a copy of his new CD.

The concert raised £2,000 for Acorns and the Rotary Club of Hereford Wye Valley, which staged the event, hopes to raise that total by £10,000 by releasing a live CD recording.

"Alongside the professionals involved, we had some students performing and I thought it would be useful for them to have a recording, quite apart from the idea that it was a momento of the evening," Ian said.

"As it turned out, the recording was of a very high standard.

"I then discussed the idea of commercially producing the CD as a means of raising further money.

"When it looked like a feasible proposition all involved waived their copyright of the performance, which means that not only did they donate their services free of charge for the concert but also for the CD."

Editing the CD down from 25 to 14 tracks had its own problems.

"Many hours were spent between myself, the pianist Ingrid Surgenor and Alan Crumpler - who recorded the music - reassessing everything."

An initial run of 1,000 has been cut and all of the money raised will go to Acorns.

"I am indebted to Walter Scott and Partners of Edinburgh as they covered all the production costs," Ian said.

"We have done two concerts for Acorns and are pleased with what we are doing and with the recording. A further concert is planned for 2006."

Ian has visited Acorns in Worcester both prior to, and since, its opening.

"The building is a revelation in its design and is a testament to the talent and understanding of the architects and designers, who have achieved an incredibly warm, homely feel in addition to the unit's functionality," he said.

"It is difficult to express in words that which I have seen there but essentially, I give them all my profound respect and admiration."

Ian spends half the year travelling the globe, singing tenor leads at the world's major opera houses.

In Britain, his singing schedule takes him to Cardiff, Bristol, London and Edinburgh, where he sings with Scottish Opera.

The CD contains pieces by Puccini, Tchaikovsky, Verdi and Gershwin and features sopranos Charlotte Spink, Helen Ray and Ros Evans and baritones Whitaker Mills and Jason Howard - in addition to tenor, Ian Storey.