Harpsichord Fundraising Concert

January 30, 2020

Ms Yamamoto’s pupils gathered to perform a concert in the Singing Hall to help raise money for a new double-manual harpsichord. Hermione, MIV, describes the event:

The programme was devoted to baroque music including pieces by Telemann, Handel and Rameau. Saskia and I played the recorder, each of us accompanied brilliantly by Ms Yamamoto; it was nerve-wracking but great fun! The school was extremely lucky to have been lent a beautiful bespoke harpsichord especially for the occasion by Andrew Wooderson, its maker, who also gave us a really interesting pre-concert talk about his craft. All the playing was of a very high standard and the audience seemed to thoroughly enjoy it. As the highlight of the concert, we were extremely lucky to have Carole Cerasi perform for us. She is one of the foremost harpsichord players of her generation and treated us to some really magical playing of pieces by J.S.Bach, Foucquet, Duphly and Balbastre. It was breath taking and I can’t even begin to describe how incredible it was to be performing in the same concert!

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