Many thanks to all our wonderful performers who took part in the two recent concerts being the Chapel Royal Lunchtime Series and Music and Wine at St Luke’s. Audiences were treated to a rich tapestry of music and drama ranging from Bach to Jazz, through Shakespeare and opera.
We had so many outstanding performers to choose from that we were spoilt for choice. We are very grateful to all of the Springboard performers who confirmed they could do the concerts and hope to select more of you for similar concerts next year.
‘…simply a joy.’
‘A marvellous concert.’
‘It was inspiring to see such a variety.’
A big thank you from Springboard to the concert promoters for hosting our perfromers!
Shoreham Oratorio Choir Christmas Concert - December 2013
See http://www.shoreham-oratorio-choir.co.uk/ for details of Shoreham Oratorio Choir who offer an award of a solo appearance in their Christmas Concert to senior solo singers (18 years or over) entering classes 421-428 within the Singing Section.
To our Patron, Jessica Hynes, for her BAFTA nomination in the 'Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme' category for 'Twenty Twelve'.
To Toto Gill who has gained his ATCL piano diploma with Distinction, at the age of 13.
The Springboard Committee Member and Guitar Section Secretary James Westbrook has recently completed his PhD from The University of Cambridge for his research on ‘Guitar Making in Nineteenth-Century London’. James was awarded the Donald & Beryl O’May Studentship at Wolfson College which enabled him to carry out this research through the University’s Faculty of Music. During this time his second book, ‘The Century That Shaped the Guitar’ was published in Russian language, and he co-authored ‘The Complete Illustrated book of the Acoustic Guitar’.
In October 2013, James starts a Research Fellowship at Wolfson College Cambridge, where he will investigate the life and work of David Rubio, the famous violin, guitar, harpsichord and early instrument maker.
The Brighton Youth Orchestra continues to highlight the fantastic standard of our concerto soloists by offering selected winners a chance to play with them. This season's soloists will include Laura van der Heijden, winner of the BBC Young Musician 2012, appearing with the orchestra in May.