Tuesday, 27 June 2017

A Tale of Two Concerts

International cellist Pal Banda and Zsuzsa Berenyi, pianist, presented a delightful programme to a well filled Jordans Meeting House on 21st May. Pal commented on the warm acoustic and intimate atmosphere - well suited to the deep resonance of a cello. Pal and Zsuzsa began with a Boccherini sonata, followed by a Bach cello suite. A show of effortless virtuosity followed in the light hearted ‘Concert Polonaise’ by cellist and composer Popper. The programme ended with Casals’ ‘The Song of Birds’.

This was a lovely way to spend an afternoon, experiencing live music, and raising funds for Oxfam’s Syrian Crisis Appeal. A number of the audience were new to Jordans. Come to the next concert on Sunday 17th September with a neighbour or friend. This is an excellent way to achieve some outreach!

Then on Saturday 24th May, two Amersham Friends hosted 'Music for a Summer Evening' at their home. This was a concert by a wind quintet in aid of Anti-Slavery International. A capacity audience of 75 (including Friends from Jordans, High Wycombe, Aylesbury and Amersham) enjoyed a delightful and varied programme of music including Bach, Taffanel, Gershwin and the Beatles. Thanks to their efforts, Anti-Slavery International will receive a donation of £5k.

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