Spring Concert (Mar 2022)

We had very special evening with a Spring Concert on Saturday 19 March 2022. Our guest performers for the evening included Jenny Broome on harp and Clare Mellor on flute. Jenny played a variety of soothing beautiful music and Jenny and Clare both finished with the “L’Histoire du Tango” by Piazzolla to bring the concert to an end. In between, we had Jon Whitfield reciting his own poetry, two pieces accompanied by piano. These took us to the high seas, the busy town and the countryside. The audience were foot tapping as Paul Freeman played “Echoes of Spring” by Willie ‘The Lion’ Smith and other pieces, with fast finger movements and catchy, clever rhythms. Jessica Craker-Knott sang a passionate “Don’t Cry for me Argentina”. Lewis Bond, our youngest performer at aged 13, played “Jingo” by Christopher Norton with tremendous drive and energy, and also a lively, fast descriptive piece called “Le Chat et le Moucheron” by Jennifer Linn (featured in the video, above).

Brenda Arkley displayed her beautiful paintings during the concert and also very kindly donated a picture for the Ukrainian appeal. A total of £200 was raised for Ukraine and sent to the Disasters Emergency Committee. We hope it will be doubled by the Government. Donations were also kindly given to go towards our next concert on 14 May 2022.

Our heartfelt thanks goes to the person who so kindly sponsored this concert, who wishes to remain anonymous.  We had a fabulous audience of people too and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming, with candles and low lighting.

Our huge thanks also to Terri Richardson for making the delicious savoury snacks.

We so want to encourage everyone to come to the events and concerts. With a limited capacity of 40 people, it is best to book early. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite six weeks before, or alternatively contact Georgi Selby on 0118 981 4504 if you wish to pay by cash or book earlier tickets.