We provide practical support for young musicians up to the age of
18 years, especially those whose families have limited means.
Robert Bouffler always recognised the value of helping amateur
musicians to strive for their full potential, and the Trustees will
consider all requests for help, whether or not a professional career
in music is the objective.
You can read more about our work here.
The Trust were delighted to be invited by the Rotary Club of Oxted & Limpsfield to present a joint concert by young local musicians at the United Reformed Church in Oxted on Saturday 12th October 2019.
It proved to be a great success, both musically and financially, and the variety of performers were enthusiastically received by an appreciative audience.
Heather and Fern started the concert with the ever popular
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, then showing their versatility in Andres’s La
Ragazza. Freya then played the Theme
from Schindler’s List with great sensitivity.
Daisy showed a range of techniques in contrasting pieces; Leroy Anderson’s
Trumpeter’s Lullaby, and the first movement of Neruda’s Trumpet Concerto.
After suitable refreshments, the audience enjoyed Seb, who played not one but two virtuoso pieces on violin. His sister Hannah was unwell and couldn’t play, hence Seb stepped in with great spirit and technique, accompanied by his Mum, Sarah.
Chloe, making her performing debut, played beautifully in Gluck’s Che Faro senza on flute. Matty took over the piano from accompanist Michael Barlow (to whom thanks and appreciation are recorded). Matty played Rachmaninov’s Elegie from Morceaux de Fantasie, showing a huge range of dynamics and sensitivity. Matty followed this with his own arrangement of I Got Rhythm by Gershwin, to the delight of the audience. Finally, Chloe took centre stage and displayed her range of skills, sensitivity and musical presence in her three pieces. They were Negum improvisation by Bach, 1st movement of Mozart’s violin concerto, and Praeludium and Allegro by Kreisler.
A most satisfying evening.
The Trust is most grateful to John Bowers, for organising so much ahead
of and on the evening, Carol Stark for
introducing and compering the evening so seamlessly, and to members of Rotary
who supported the event.
Robert Bouffler Music Trust and Rotary Club of the Oxted and Limpsfield
Charitable Trust are joining forces for an Autumn Concert on Saturday
12th October at 7pm.
concert will be held at the United Reformed Church, Bluehouse Lane,
Oxted, and tickets are available through the link below, or on the door.
Tickets are £15 adults & £10 for under 18s and includes nibbles and a soft drink or glass of wine.
Come along and support these fantastic young musicians, and please do spread the word and share this post with your friends who live locally to Oxted!
Tickets are available on this fundraising page.