Tithebarn Arts Association May 2011
This will be the last
letter for this current season, but I hope to give you a taste of what
we will present for our coming season 2011-2012.
Friday 27th May
This concert will be a welcome return of the Da Capo Duo: Sarah Atter
and Andrew Booth. They appeared at the Tithebarn in 2008, not long after
they had graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music. The delicate
combination of flute and classical guitar provided an evening of peace
and contentment - at least for me - I love both instruments! They are
providing a programme which will feature music from the Masters, Haydn
and Schubert, and also Franz Doppler whose life just overlapped with that
of Schubert. Then as a contrast they will present music by Villa-Lobos,
Jacques Ibert, and composers of our own time, Jason Cress, Egberto Gismonti
and Maximo Diego Pujol. It promises to be a delightful evening.
Friday 15th July
For this concert we will showcase a very local talent, Kathryn Rudge.
She is someone you must not miss. She will be making her Wigmore Hall
debut at the beginning of this week, and then will travel to the Tithebarn.
Kathryn recently participated in an annual competition between young singers
about to enter the profession from the UK conservatoires, Glyndebourne
and the Monteverdi Choir. The auditions were held at the Royal Academy
of Music in London on Sunday 20th February 2011 and Kathryn was thrilled
to be awarded the Joaninah Prize by the adjudicators.
The Joaninha Trust was originally set up by Joan Nixon and run by Sir
Nixon to help singers embarking on a professional singing career. Kathryn
was awarded the prize of £5,000.
Nationally she has won a Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe Vocal Scholarship,
the Kathleen Ferrier Joyce Budd Prize, the Bruce Millar/Gulliver Prize
and a National Mozart Competition Prize. At the RNCM she has won many
including the Joyce and Michael Kennedy Strauss Prize, the Frederick Cox
and the Brigitte Fassbaender award for Lieder.
Sunday 17th July
We are delighted to welcome again Rebelcanto, the Czech choir who we believe
will be competing in the Eisteddford at Llangollen. They are well known
and have appeared at the Tithebarn several times. Again a concert not
to be missed. It will be a mini weekend of music!
A taster of next season:
Dates for your diary.
Friday 16th September
A change from our musical evenings.
Aquarelle - an international guitar group who made their debut at the
Tithebarn when John Hoople engaged them to appear after graduation.
The Last Ballade - a life of Chopin presented by Mr. Michael Lunts who
appeared at our concert in February “The Edwardian Cello”
Our Christmas Carol Evening with Mince pies and mulled wine.
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