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 performers!
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. This year the award has gone to Louissa Denney.
Piano: 15-16,21-23 March
Woodwind & Brass: 22,23 March
Strings: 15-16 March
Concerto: 23 March
Speech & Drama: 1-2,7-9 March
Classical Singing: 8-9 March
Guitar: 16 March
Composition: 2 March
Poppy McGhee, age 8 (winner of the Roedean Cup 2013) who has won a place to study violin, and Dilara Sahin, age 12 who has won a place to study Cello and Piano, both at the Yehudi Menuhin School starting in September.
MANY THANKS TO:-
Evelyn Harrison who has stepped down as our Woodwind & Brass Section Secretary after three very fruitful years of building up the Section to the lively event it is today! We look forward to Evelyn and her pupils continuing to be involved with the Festival.
Leila Ratcliff who is passing on the baton of Composition Section Secretary having enthusiastically launched our new Section over the last year. Leila is leaving us to read Classics at King’s College.
Caroline Collingridge as our new Section Secretary for our Woodwind & Brass Committee.
Helen Hayes joining our Speech & Drama Committee.
Elliot Corner joining our Composition Committee.
Joe Ward joining our Piano Committee.
Angie Wilson joining our Strings Committee.
Our Patron, Jessica Hynes, for her BAFTA nomination in the 'Best Female Performance in a Comedy Programme' category for 'Twenty Twelve'.
Toto Gill who has gained his ATCL piano diploma with Distinction, at the age of 13.
GUITAR SECTION NEWS
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, appeared with the orchestra in May.
NEW MAIN SPONSOR
We are delighted to announce that Mr Christopher & Mrs Vivienne Liu of The Tongdean Eye Clinic have become the main sponsors of the Springboard Festival.