Events 2013

Tait Winter Prom 26 November 2013

Tait Winter Prom 26 November 2013

Our major event for 2013 will be our annual Winter Prom at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square, Chelsea.
Please save the date of the 26th November. This year’s Winter Prom promises to be a veritable
musical feast of the first order. Classics, yes, old and newer: Bach, Handel and Stravinsky as main courses; side-orders of Gounod, Schubert, Verdi and Schumann. The climax of the evening will be Bach’s D minor concerto played by the great New Zealand musician, Dame Gillian Weir. She has given her last organ recital and returned to her former love, the harpsichord, on which instruments (sic) she has often recorded – it is no departure for her to eschew pedals.

But we shall not be without the sound of the organ because Dame Gillian’s protégé, Australian Travis Baker, will open the programme playing Handel’s personal favourite organ concerto, the one in D minor, opus 7/4; an audience favourite too, because of its noble lyricism and its many catchy tunes. Another keyboard instrument will be heard: the Australian/Philippine virtuoso pianist, Primavera Shima, opens the second half of the concert with a Schumann Romance, and Guido Agosti’s thrilling transcription of a suite from Stravinsky’s ever-popular ballet The Firebird.

Valda Wilson (soloist in Westminster Abbey’s Dame Joan Sutherland memorial) sings no fewer than three Ave Marias: the Bach-Gounod, Schubert’s popular song and the prayerful A.M. from the last act of Verdi’s Otello.

The evening begins with a reception at 6.30pm with drinks and canapés then the concert at 7.30pm. All in all this November concert will be a don’t-miss, satisfying, musical feast.

Give it a go.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Programme arranged by John Amis

Handel (1685-1759)
Concerto in D minor, Op 7, No 4 for organ and strings
Organ: Travis Baker

A Prelude and three Ave Marias:
JS Bach (1685-1750)
First Prelude from the Forty-Eight

Bach Gounod (1818-1893)
Ave Maria

Schubert (1979-1828)
Ave Maria

Verdi (1813-1901)
Ave Maria (from Act 4 of Otello)
Soprano: Valda Wilson
Piano and Organ: Travis Baker

Schumann (1810-1856)
Romance in F sharp, Op 28, No 2

Stravinsky (1882 – 1971) arr. Agosti
Suite, The Firebird:
Danse infernale – Berceuse – Finale
Piano: Primavera Shima

JS Bach (1685-1750)
Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052
for harpsichord and strings
Harpsichord: Dame Gillian Weir

Final concert at the Foundling Museum on the 1st August at 1pm

Lisa Bucknell (Viola) and Chad Vindin (piano)

Lisa Bucknell

Young Performers Concert Series

1 August 2013, 1.00pm / The Foundling Museum, WC1N

Lisa Bucknell/strong> viola
Chad Vindin accompanist

The Tait Memorial Trust proudly supports a series of 6 recitals which take place at the Foundling Museum every month, giving opportunities to some of the finest young musicians in the country to perform a repertoire of their choice all of whom are awardees of the Tait Memorial Trust.


Clarke Sonata for Viola and Piano

Bloch Suite Hebraique

Hindemith Sonata for Viola and Piano Op. 11 No. 4


Free with Museum admission

(Booking not required)

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