Announcing two new fundraising events this Autumn and Winter
We are pleased to announce two new fundraising events this Winter.
A SEASONAL CELEBRATION WITH CLAIRE MARTIN OBE AND IAN SHAW
Saturday 19 December at 7pm at Bridgepoint, Rye
For over twenty years, these two award winning jazz artists, both with internationally acclaimed careers, bring to their hugely popular duo show a shared love of classic American standards, show songs and beautifully arranged new takes on the pop and soul canon.
Add a healthy sprig of seasonal charm, with and mischief, some (often topical) hilarious originals, and some rousing Christmas singalongs and you have a flaming pudding of unforgettable musical joy.
Add Peggy Lee, Sinatra, Nancy Wilson, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Bowie and (if you shout loud enough) The Pogues.
This stylish, heart-warming and eclectic musical selection box, at Bridgepoint Rye, from two of the world’s best loved singers, is a must – book early!
“unmissable” The Independent
“a rare delight . . . simply the finest” Time Out
Tickets are limited with a maximum of 60 guests and are available to purchase as a pair at a table for £200. There are a limited number of single tickets available for £100. Ticket price includes specially prepared and boxed canapes, mulled wine and refreshments.
Please note Lucy Parham’s event ha been postponed due to recent Government announcement. Please keep an eye on our social media for a new date
ELEGIE: RACHMANINOFF – A HEART IN EXILE
DATE TBC at Bridgepoint, Rye
Lucy Parham – piano
Tim McInnerny – narrator
Scripted by Lucy Parham
Known internationally for her ‘Composer Portraits’ in words and music, pianist Lucy Parham has created a new programme. Elegie chronicles the life of composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff. Though he became an exile in 1917, Russia remained deeply rooted in his soul. His cultural identity and his longing for his homeland imbue his music, not least the many much-loved works he wrote for his own instrument, the piano. The narrative, scripted from letters and diaries, follows Rachmaninoff from his youth in Russia, through his subsequent self-imposed exile in 1917 and finally to California USA, where he died in 1943.
The concert includes many of his best- loved works for solo piano, including a selection of Preludes, Etudes-Tableaux and Moments Musicaux, some of his own transcriptions and the haunting Elégie, as well as works by Scriabin and Tchaikovsky.