A Musical Evening in Oxted

The Trustees were honoured and delighted to be one of two charities chosen by Cllr Simon Morrow, Chairman of Tandridge District Council to support for 2021-22, the other being Caterham Foodbank. A fund-raising concert was held on 19th March 2022 at the United Reformed Church in Oxted, with proceeds shared between the two charities. The evening was a success, both musically and financially, and the Trustees would like to thank all those involved in organising the evening.

The appreciative audience were treated to a wide selection of music for voice, piano, ‘cello and harp. Heather chose pieces by Parish-Alvars and Marescotti on harp, which were as ever, enjoyed by all. Likewise, Matty played a movement of the Dvorak ‘Cello Concerto, and then took to the piano in the second half with a varied selection of pieces, including a composition of his own! Unfortunately, Chloe had to pull out through an unlucky injury, but both Heather and Matty were able to play extra pieces, and all credit to them for stepping in at short notice. We hope to hear Chloe play at our next event! Nadine had a busy evening, playing two timeless pieces by Bach and Beethoven beautifully, as well as accompanying Matty and Stephen. Stephen sang something for everyone, ranging from Flanders & Swann to Puccini to Rodgers & Hammerstein.

The audience left happy and fulfilled after an excellent evening. Thanks also to Bob Barnes, who created a recording of the concert, which can be found here.

Cllr Simon Morrow together with the performers and charity representatives