Music for a Summer Evening

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Date(s) - Friday, 21st July, 2017
7:30 pm

Boughton-under-Blean, St. Peter and St. Paul


An evening with award winning local young musicians: Ellen Pearson (voice), winner of the Canterbury Festival Youth Bursary Award 2017 along with Olivia Harris-Harding  (violin) who was a Junior Finalist in the competition.

Some of their pieces will be accompanied by Stuart Neame on Boughton’s wonderful organ, and he will perform some beautiful solo pieces too. Their recital will include a selection of classical repertoire including opera, Italian and French song and lighter repertoire from the world of musical theatre.

Ellen (18) and Olivia (13) were both finalists in the 2016 Canterbury Festival Young Musician Bursary Competition, Ellen in the Senior age group and Olivia in the Junior. The final of the competition was held last November in Canterbury and Olivia participated as one of the Junior age group winners.

Ellen was one of six finalists including flautists, string specialists and another singer performing on the evening and was thrilled to win the competition with performances of arias by Mozart and Handel. She won special praise from the judges at the Festival, who admired her ability to embody every character she was playing;  her vocal range stood her apart from the other contestants.

On July 21st these two young musicians will be performing a recital of featuring classical music for voice, violin and flute including pieces included in their Canterbury Festival competition performances . Come along for an evening full of joy and music, performed by the young musical talents of Canterbury.

Entry to both concerts is free with retiring collections in aid of church repairs at Boughton Parish Church and both concerts will be followed by refreshments.

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