We were honoured when Future Talent received an invitation to a reception at Buckingham Palace last month, hosted by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh. Read more…
In April, as a thank you for their continued support, our 200 Club members were invited to afternoon tea at St James’s Palace. Guests were treated to performances from two of our wonderful musicians, folk violinist Nicola Beazley and classical guitarist Daniel Bovey and they also had the rare opportunity to visit the spectacular State Rooms within the Palace which are normally inaccessible to the public.
Heavy snowfall in December meant our planned concert at Ampleforth College near York was postponed until the end of March. The brilliant spring sunshine on that day could not have more of a contrast to the December weather and the musicians who took part performed a variety of works from Bach and Handel to Rachmaninov and Sondheim.
To celebrate the talent we are currently nurturing throughout Oxfordshire, March saw a selection of musicians we have funded within the county coming together to perform in a concert at The University Church of St Mary the Virgin in Oxford.
On Sunday 6th March 2011 Ben and Sarah Coombs raised funds for Future Talent by completing the 13.1 mile course that is the Bath Half Marathon. It was the 30th year the race had taken place and as Sarah and Ben were fast approaching their 30th birthdays it seemed only appropriate to partake in their biggest challenge to date! Ben’s late sister and Future Talent’s first Administrator Lucy, introduced Ben and Sarah to the work of Future Talent and with this in mind, it was an obvious choice who they would fundraise for.