The Trust were once again delighted to be asked to showcase the talents of our young musicians following the Oxted & Limpsfield Music Society AGM at the United Reformed Church in Oxted on Monday 3 July 2017. Seven young musicians, ages ranging from 10 to 18 provided a varied concert for this most discerning audience.
Seb played the Romance by Svendsen to start the evening, and he played with great poise and feeling. William then performed Chopin’s Nocturne in C sharp minor, played sensitively with a range of dynamics. Luca sang Maria from West Side Story by Bernstein, again with great sensitivity, demonstrating how his voice has matured. Max used his alto and soprano saxophones in the Mi-Temps from Sonatine Sportive by Tcherepnine and the 1st movement from Bach’s Sonata in G minor, demonstrating the range and versitility of the instruments, with some accomplished technical playing. Freya displayed an impressive range of technical skills and sensitivity in the Introduction and Polonaise 12 from Arabesken by Bohm, on violin. Matty Oxtoby gave us a polished performance of Wedding Day at Troldhaugen by Greig, using the full range of pianistic dynamics. Finally, George Easton, on trumpet, concluded the concert with Goedicke’s Concert Etude, mastering the difficult passages well, and showing excellent breath control.
The audience gave an enthusiastic ovation to all the performers, who mixed with the society members afterwards over refreshments. Michael Barlow, who organised the evening, and Sarah Willcock accompanied the performers with great sensitivity. Another successful evening, providing these young musicians with a great opportunity to display their musical skills.
Our photo shows the performers after the concert; Freya, George, Seb, Luca, William, Max and Matty.