I was delighted to be invited to play as a soloist at the Philomel Singers Stars Appeal Concert on Saturday in Westbury Methodist Church. My Mum belongs to the choir and the Director, Michael, is my piano teacher. Annabel is another of his pupils, she has a sensational voice!
I enjoyed watching my Mum sing with her choir and listening to music I was not otherwise familiar with. Her singing in the car now makes much more sense to me! The choir sang tweleve pieces of various genres including a piece composed by another of Michael’s pupils, Ella, who is my piano duet partner.
The organ (listed in NPOR) had 2 manuals and a short pedal board. Thankfully the pieces I had chosen (Paean and Menuet gothique) didn’t require a full board! Another thing to consider when choosing music in the future, that and to make sure that I won’t slide off the bench in the clothes I’m wearing as happened with Menuet, thankfully a cushion saved the day for Paean!
I really enjoyed the evening and it was good to be involved with an event raising funds for such an important cause.