Anna Le Hair – Lunchtime concert on 7th September at 12.30
We now have programme details for the concert, as follows:
Poulenc – 2 Novelettes
1. C major
2. E minor
Granados – The Maiden and the Nightingale from Goyescas
Chabrier – Scherzo Valse
Debussy – ‘ Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir’ from Book 1 Preludes
Grieg – 2 lyric pieces
2. Nocturne op. 54 no. 4
Chopin – Ballade no. 4 op. 52
Anna Le Hair studied music at Edinburgh University and then at the Royal College of Music, London. She has a busy and varied career as a performer, teacher, accompanist, ABRSM examiner, adjudicator and conductor. Engagements have included recitals, both solo and as chamber musician and accompanist, in many venues in London, including St Martin in the Fields, St Johns Smith Square and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and around Britain and abroad, including a concert tour to New Zealand with the violinist Arwen Newband in 2014. Anna has given performances of several piano concertos and has performed at several festivals in Britain and abroad, including Edinburgh and Buxton, where she was nominated for the title of ‘Performer of the Fringe’. Anna works with several choirs both locally and in London. She teaches piano and accompanies at St Albans School, and she also has a thriving private teaching practice at her home in Tring. She has recently set up the thriving ‘Piano and more..’ concert series at Tring parish church, and is a founder member of the Icknield Ensemble as well as the Icknield and Arensky Trios.
To listen to Anna playing a little of Chopin Click here
Tuesday Friendship Tea Party – 7th August
Exactly 10 minutes before the planned start we had the first drops of rain we had seen for quite some time. This caused a flurry of bringing in cushions, whilst the “stalwarts” stayed put – either with or without umbrellas. Then the sun returned and some umbrellas were redeployed as sunshades. Others moved to get into the shade.
Janet O’Connor had been baking furiously and Albert Waite made and served tea to all. We were very well looked after!
Cutting the cakes was devolved to a select few. They had various explanations for the quantities of cake on their plates (taking out for others) to be received with some scepticism? In any event there was plenty for all and very tasty too!