Sue Flower and Pam Graham will be playing mandolin and piano at the next classical concert
After a break of six months, we at Simply Classical are back in action with a program that should cover every base.
The theme is “The Four Elements – Earth, Air, Fire, Water”. But not to worry, it will not be a marathon session that will tie you down for days; it’s rather that the invited musicians have been asked to search for music relevant to the theme – as usual.
For the “air” component our thoughts turned to bassoonist Neil Heymink, who has performed for us before. Neil is a thoroughly professional musician in high demand for ensembles and orchestras, and he always comes up with interesting music off the beaten track.
His partner, Cathie Roberts, is equally competent on the violin and viola. They sometimes work together with pianist Naomi Craddock, and the three of them, as soloists, duets and trio are going to command a fair portion of the afternoon program.
The list of music they have suggested, relevant to the topic, makes fascinating reading and you will be enchanted by their selection.
It is a while since Sue Flower with her mandolin has graced our stage, and we are happy that she is available once again for our May concert. Sue is a force of nature herself, and we will be thrilled to hear which of the elements will take her fancy.
The James Nash Choir is something special as school choirs go, with trophies and first-place certificates from competitions to prove it, to the credit of their choir master Naomi Thurlow.
Choirs in a church setting are something special, and we are looking forward to hearing these young performers sing.
Kathy Hood is known as an opera singer, with a voice studio in Gympie. However for this concert she will be reciting poetry, and be assured she brings all the passion and drama of her singing profession to the stage.
We also have a soprano in Sarah Tweed, who is back in Gympie after years elsewhere, and she will be remembered by residents for her fine voice.
The concert is held on Sunday, May 29, 2.30pm, at Saint Patrick’s Church, Gympie. Adults $15, concession $12, children $6. Afternoon Tea on conclusion.