Fundraising Concert in support of the St Paul’s Knightsbridge Scholarship Scheme

Posted on: Thursday 11th August 2022

POSTPONED UNTIL SATURDAY, 22nd April 2023 at 7.30pm

PROGRAMME

Debussy: Petite Suite

Haydn: String Quartet in D major, Op 76, no 5

Mozart: Piano Concerto No 14 in E flat major, K449

and choral pieces performed by the new St Paul’s Knightsbridge Choral Scholars, including the world premiere of ‘Twist me a crown’ by Peter Tranchell.

Piano solo: John Sunderland

Jack Greed – Violin
Laura Rickard – Violin
Miguel Sobrinho – Viola
Findlay Spence – Cello
Jonny Corrie – Piano

Entry by donation to support the Scholarship Scheme. Each of the six Scholarships is worth £1,500 each year.

Minimum suggested donation (including an interval drink): £10.

Donors who give £250 or more will be eligible for the best seats in the house, and be invited to a Champagne reception to meet the musicians during the interval.

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WHY CHORAL SCHOLARSHIPS, AND WHY NOW?

The last two years of pandemic have demonstrated to those of us passionate about music the importance of live performances which were so notably absent from our lives for much of the time.

More importantly a great number of musicians have struggled to make ends meet given the fact that many of them were not eligible for the various furlough schemes.

So at St Paul’s Knightsbridge, where music and musicians matter so much, we have decided to have a celebratory evening of wonderful music and to use the event to launch our new scholarship programme. We are recruiting six new scholars (four choral scholars and two liturgical scholars) and as in the case of previous scholarships we will provide not only monetary assistance but also a broad supportive environment for these young people as they seek to develop their careers.

John Sunderland is returning after his debut seven years ago to perform another Mozart piano concerto (this time in a version Mozart scored for string quartet, with a quartet assembled by our own Findlay Spence) and we hope that as in the case of his last concert, there will be a group of generous sponsors who help us to launch this new fund.

But the most important priority is that as many of us as possible come on 17th September to enjoy some wonderful music making!