On May 14th, we welcomed 80 guests to our second fundraising concert at Ingatestone Hall - after the success of last year we decided it was event that needed repeating! We were joined my three musicians, all graduates from The Guildhall School of Music & Drama: Emily Onsloe, Soprano; Mike Bradley, Tenor; and Erika Gundesen, Pianist. They performed an entertaining and diverse programme of operatic, classical and light musical favourites.
Ingatestone Hall, with its Catholic heritage, is a very special venue for us to hold an event in. Our visitors made their way down the grand driveway, under the clock tower, arriving at the wisteria covered Tudor Hall. Our concert was held in the beautiful Stone Hall, with canapes and prosecco in the Summer Parlour.
The music was fabulous. We were treated to solos from all three of the performers, as well as duets from our two singers accompanied by Erika our pianist. The performance was greeted with a standing ovation, followed by a brilliantly funny encore piece.
Thank you to everyone who supported the event - sponsors, helpers, our musicians, and of course our audience members. It was a wonderful evening, raising some much needed funds to support our work in local schools.