Music at St Martin’s launches its Piano Appeal with a whole day event of piano playing by professional musicians, talented amateurs and students, with party pieces, fun items for two, four and six hands, an opportunity to play your own party piece or make a request, and a few surprises!
Entry is free, and refreshments will be available throughout the day, with a licensed bar. Vale Pianos of Evesham are kindly loaning a lovely concert piano for the day.
- Ivor Pond starts the day with a selection of cocktail classics.
- Robin Walker and Andrew Caskie play duets and fun pieces for 6 hands with Trevor Tipple, with a slot for piano students;
- 6 hands of St Martin's Choir play Tallis in 6 octaves;
- Shulah Oliver (violin) makes a guest appearance with Robin Walker.
- Cathedral Hour: Christopher Allsop and soloists from Worcester Cathedral Girls' Choir perform solo piano pieces and songs, with a poem and a prayer read by the Dean.
- musicians from Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra perform a Mozart piano quartet movement, songs by Butterworth and piano solos;
- piano party pieces by students from Red Hill C of E Primary School;
- secondary school piano students;
- more delights from Trevor Tipple.
- Nicholas Scott-Burt with a little jazz, a little romance and the possibility of a request;
- Piano students from Worcester Sixth Form College;
- Janine Parsons, Head of School at the Elgar School of Music, with a selection of piano solos to include the Flight of the Bumble Bee ...
- Elgar School of Music Piano Showcase: an opportunity for students of all abilities and ages to perform solo and ensemble repertoire, in addition to their own compositions - ending at 5pm.
7.30pm ‘From the Lark to the Light of the Moon’
Shulah Oliver and Tim Sidford give a free violin and piano recital of popular classics, to include The Lark Ascending (Vaughan Williams), Clair de Lune (Debussy), the 1st movement of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and César Franck’s joyful Sonata in A major.