Future Talent Musicians perform at Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival

“It was such a pleasure to have Future Talent at the Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival this year.  As a Patron of the Charity, and understanding the amazing amount of work that goes into fundraising for such a worthy cause, I felt it was appropriate to offer performing opportunities for these talented young musicians at this year’s festival and it was a joy to hear some of the wonderful talent performing in St Etheldreda’s Church”
Guy Johnston – Artistic Director, Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival

On 27 September five Future Talent Musicians performed a one hour ticketed concert at St Etheldreda’s Church, accompanied by pianist Ed Pick, as part of the Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival weekend.  In addition, they had the opportunity to attend two of the professional concerts and an afternoon rehearsal as well as a tour of Hatfield House.

Joe Sharples opened the concert on the trombone with a solo performance of Fanfare by J. Kenny followed by Aria et Polonaise by J. Jongen.

Violinist Poppy McGhee was next and performed Sonatensatz by J. Brahms and the 1st movement of Dvořák’s Sonatina in G Major after which Michael Hollette played the 1st and 3rd movements of Bassoon Concertos by A. Vivaldi and WA. Mozart, and the 1st movement of Bassoon Sonata in F Major by W. Hurlstone.

Romana Hallstead performed Share My Yoke by J. Webb and an arrangement by D. Reid of Amazing Grace on the flugelhorn.  ‘Cellist Olivia Da Costa was the final Musician to perform and played Prayer by E. Bloch and Scherzo by D. Van Goens.

The audience enjoyed the concert with many commenting afterwards on how well the Musicians performed.  We would like to congratulate all our Musicians and thank pianist Ed Pick and Guy Johnston.

There was a retiring collection which raised £125 in aid of Future Talent.

Photos: Sheree-Marie Abraham