Events 1992 – 2008

Archive of all Tait Memorial Trust Events 1992 – 2008

1992
December 10 Musical evening at Australia House
1993
May 11 Recital by Liane Keegan (mezzo-soprano) & Anthony Digiantomasso (piano) at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square
November 8 Celebration of Wagner by Rudolph Sabor
December 5 Christmas Cabaret at Australia House
1994
April 25 Hot Shoe Shuffle at the Queen’s Theatre
July 4 An Aussie Abend: Recital by Liane Keegan (mezzo-soprano) & Anthony Digiantomasso (piano) at Australia House
October 11 Gateway to Wagner’s Ring by Rudolph Sabor at Leighton House
October 25 Gala Concert by David Helgott (piano) at the Royal College of Music
December 8 Piano Extravaganza by Piers Lane, Sally Mellor, Ruth Nye & Ronald Farren-Price at Australia House
1995
March 26 Judith Durham and The Seekers at Wembley Stadium (200 tickets)
September 21 Tap Dogs at Sadler’s Wells Theatre (supper & 200 tickets at cost)
October 4 The Glory of the Ring by Rudolph Sabor at Leighton House
December 5 Christmas Operatic Feast at Australia House
1996
Sponsorship of page in Skippy programme (Australian play in the West End )
September 24 An Evening with Tristan & Isolde by Liane Keegan (mezzo-soprano) & Rudolph Sabor at Leighton House
October 8 Recital by Slava Grigoryan (classical guitar) at Wigmore Hall (100 seats)
December 9 Dame Joan Sutherland’s 70th Birthday: concert and gala dinner at Australia House
1997
July Sponsorship of Lunchtime Concert Series at Spitalfields showcasing young Australian singers
October 21 An Evening with Richard Wagner with Alison Rae-Jones (soprano), Liane Keegan (mezzo-soprano), James Hancock (tenor), Ian Fountain (piano) & John Gibbons (piano)
at Australia House
1998
April 29 Liwei Qin (cello) & the BT Scottish Ensemble at Australia House – joint event with the Royal Over-Seas League
July 4 The Melbourne Chamber Strings at St Clement Danes, followed by supper at Australia House
November 7/8 Sponsorship of The Grainger Event, St John’s Smith Square
1999
Sponsorship of production at Opera School, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne (Tait Trust Australia )
April 27 Recital by Stefan Mickisch (piano) at Australia House – joint event with the Wagner Society (London)
May 20 A Song to Sing O with Stuart Maunder (as George Grossmith) at Australia House
October 6 The sincerest forms : Lecture/recital by Tanya Fiedler (piano) at Australia House
December 8 Chopin by Candlelight with Piers Lane (piano) at Australia House
2000
January 24 Sponsorship of recital by Liwei Qin (cello) at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House
May 17 Trust Award Winners’ Concert at Australia House
July 6 Sponsorship of Nicholas Vine to compose a work for Liwei Qin (cello) for recital at Wigmore Hall during Australia Week
2001
May 9 Sponsorship of programme & award in Performing Australian Music Competition – William Chen (best pianist)
September 27 Recital by Liwei Qin (cello) & Jeremy Young, William Chen (pianists) at Australia House
2002
May 29 Concert to launch The Frank & Viola Tait Scholarship with Joanna Cole (soprano), Liane Keegan (mezzo-soprano), William Chen (piano) & Linnhe Robertson (piano) at Australia House
November 20 Jubilee Gala : Concert & dinner at Australia House to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Australian Music Foundation and the life of Lady Tait, Patron of The Tait Memorial Trust – joint event with the Australian Music Foundation
2003
April 10 Awards Recital by Kathryn Zerk (soprano), Caitlin Hulcup (mezzo-soprano) & Benjamin Bayl (piano) at Australia House
July 1 Duelling Divas : A two-woman show with Susan Stacey (soprano), Liane Keegan (mezzo-soprano) & Kelvin Lim (piano) at Australia House
September 17 Recital by Clementi Trio – Mia Cooper (violin), Martin Loveday (cello) & Sally Mellor (piano) at Australia House
December 8 Christmas Concert 2003 with Piers Lane (piano) and the Orchestra of the City (conducted by Benjamin Bayl) with Lorina Gore (soprano) & Liane Keegan (mezzo-soprano) at Australia House
2004
January 20 The Australian Children’s Choir in concert at Australia House
April 1 Recital by Emperor Piano Trio – So-Ock Kim (violin), Li-Wei (cello) & Naomi Iwase (piano) at Australia House
May 25 Recital by Kristian Chong (piano) & Thomas Rann (cello) at Australia House
July 6 Recital by William Chen (piano) at Australia House
July 14 Recital by William Chen (piano) at St Swithun’s School, Winchester (presented by the Winchester Festival)
July 15 Recital by the Saraband Consort at Winchester Cathedral (presented by the Winchester Festival)
July 16 Recital by Liane Keegan (mezzo-soprano) & Kelvin Lim (piano) at St John’s, Alresford (presented by the Winchester Festival)
November 1 Launch of The Nutcracker Ballet Theatre (book by Ann Seddon & Jean Mahoney) at Australia House
November 16 A Concert for Sir Richard Bourke : Concert at Australia House to celebrate the music of Vincent Wallace
2005
April 14 Recital by Emperor Piano Trio – So-Ock Kim (violin), Li-Wei (cello) & Naomi Iwase (piano) at Australia House
April 25 Commission of Choral Anthem by composer Alicia Grant, performed by the Choir of Westminster Abbey in a Service of Remembrance on ANZAC Day, in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen
October 24 An Evening with Horatio Nelson: A dramatisation of a new opera ‘Nelson’ by Australian composer Stuart Greenbaum and librettist Ross Baglin at Australia House
2006
January 24 Australia Day Musical Celebration: Orchestra of the City conducted by Benjamin Bayl with Amy Dickson (saxophone), Ambre Hammond (piano), Miranda Keys (soprano) and Paul O’Neill (tenor) at Australia House (in conjunction with Australia Day Foundation)
March 30 Recital by Daniel de Borah (piano) at Australia House
September 26 Recital by twin cellists Pei-Jee & Pei-Sian Ng, with Miyako Machida (piano) at Australia House
December 7 A Concert for Mozart’s Sister: theatrical interpretation of Mozart’s music through his sister’s ‘diaries, with Sally Burgess (mezzo soprano), Piers Lane (piano), Alison Bauld (narrator/composer) and Kathron Sturrock (piano)
2007
April 17 Babar and Friends: John Amis (narrator), Leslie Howard (piano), Katerina Mitchell (violin) & Thomas Rann (cello) present Debussy’s Babar the Elephant, Ridout’s Ferdinand the Bull and other works at Queengate Terrace, SW7
May 22 A Celebration of Australian Talent: Brad Cooper (tenor), Daniel de Borah (piano), Amy Dickson (saxophone), Amanda Forbes (soprano), Alicia Grant (composer), Christopher Hillier (baritone) & Thomas Rann (cello) – presented in conjunction with Royal Over-Seas League at Princess Alexandra Hall, Over-Seas House.
June 25 Recital by Miranda Keys (soprano), Paul O’Neill (tenor) & Richard John (piano) at Queensgate Terrace, SW7
2008
January 21 The Yarra Duo: Stefan Cassemenos (piano), Chris Howlett (cello) at Queensgate Terace, SW7
April 23 John Amis present: An evening of Percy Grainger at Queensgate Terrace SW7September 24 Australian String Quartet and Piers Lane: Australian String Quartet, Piers Lane (piano) in a programme of Dvorak, Sculthorpe and Debussy at Queensgate Terrace SW7
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