Drill Hall, Chepstow, Saturday April 16th at 7.30
Now that there is a grand piano in situ at the Drill Hall the evening will celebrate all the myriad ways a piano can be used: playing solos, duets, even trios(!) and also in its role as an accompanying instrument for example with solo singers, choirs and instrumentalists.
To demonstrate this the evening will also be an opportunity to celebrate the cream of Chepstow’s young musical talent. All of these young musicians go to local schools and they will be performing many different styles of music so there will be something for everyone to look forward to.
The evening will feature pianists of a high standard, aged 7 to 16 from the Chepstow Piano Academy ( director Yvonne Lewis) and will include Joe Rooney who recently reached the regional final of the European Piano Teachers’ Association UK Competition which will take place at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Olly Jenkins (saxophone) is an up and coming jazz saxophonist and Elliot Kempton a wonderfully gifted viola player. Also on this occasion the versatile and hugely talented young female singer Ceira Moulton will be singing a ‘Gospel’ solo.
There are a number of interesting singing groups in the Chepstow community and one of those is ‘The Chepstow Chatelaines.’ Directed by Karl Daymond, this all-female prize-winning chamber choir will be performing a selection of delightfully stylish songs from their repertoire.
As a finale to this eclectic mix of music The Chepstow Singing Club will be singing their own unique tribute to David Bowie.Accompanied by Karl Daymond this local group of enthusiastic male and female voices embraces singers of all ages and musical backgrounds.
The Mayor of Chepstow Councillor Dale Rooke will be attending the event along with the Chairman of Monmouthshire County Council Councillor Brian Strong and his lady wife Mary. Councillor Brian Strong has been particularly supportive in the fundraising concerts for the piano and both he and Mary Strong have a keen interest in encouraging young local musicians.
This entertaining and enjoyable concert will be in aid of the Chepstow Piano Fund; the fund is ongoing so as to help keep the piano maintained.
Tickets are £8 or £5 for 12s and under and will be available at the door or from the Chepstow Bookshop.