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Monday, August 1, 2016

Something Wonderful at St Philip's Christian College, Salamander Bay last Sunday

The audience said

"    "Dear friends,  I just want to say “congratulations”on the fantastic concert last Sunday.  I enjoyed it so much.  All the performders were so good but I was bowled over by the  Chopin Polonaise!!  All the items were very enjoyable and the afternoon tea was too.  Thank you for a great afternoon. It was very aptly named" 


"The concert today was wonderful – brightened our spirits enormously. Loved the choice of items.  Please congratulate all the performers and also the wonderful chef de maison!
You all do such a great job in bringing music to our culture starved area."

The Performers were

Artistic Director of Musical Matinees, star soprano Samantha Cobcroft who also designs all our posters/ flyers and does  all sorts of other jobs gave a magnificent performance.

One of our favourite violinists, Sylvia Colegrove roused us, inspired us, got our toes tapping and carried us away to so many beautiful places Sunday afternoon.

The vice-president and assistant artistic director of Musical Matinees - Vincent Parmeter who is a superb solo pianist, and accompanies others with sensitivity and tenderness- was at this best last Sunday and gave a mesmerising performance.  Vincent also did all the research for the program and was an extremely entertaining MC. 

Our special, surprise guest artist, Thomas Parmeter charmed us with his enthusiasm and ability, as well as his talent for comedy. Clara Parmeter introduced him beautifully.

For those of you who missed it, the program was

Intermezzo (from Cavalleria Rusticana) P. Mascagni (1863-1945)
Sylvia Colegrove - violin, Vincent Parmeter - piano
Nocturne Op 9 No 2 (Eb Major) F. Chopin (1810-1849)
Waltz Op 34 No 1 (A flat Major) F. Chopin (1810-1849)
Vincent Parmeter - piano
Quando m’en vo (Musetta’s waltz from La Bohème) G. Puccini (1858-1924)
Samantha Cobcroft - Musetta, Vincent Parmeter - piano
In quelle trine morbide (from Manon Lescaut) G. Puccini (1858-1924)
Samantha Cobcroft - Manon, Vincent Parmeter - piano
Meditation (from Thaïs) J. Massenet (1842-1912)
Sylvia Colegrove - violin, Samantha Cobcroft - opera chorus, Vincent Parmeter - piano
Csárdás V. Monti (1868-1922) Sylvia Colegrove - violin, Vincent Parmeter - piano
I could have danced all night (My Fair Lady) F. Loewe (1901-1988)
Samantha Cobcroft & Audience - Eliza, Vincent Parmeter - piano
Lascia ch’io pianga (Let me weep) (from Rinaldo) G. F. Handel (1685-1759)
Samantha Cobcroft - Almirena, Sylvia Colegrove - violin, Vincent Parmeter - piano
Polonaise Op 53 (Ab Major - Heroic) F. Chopin (1810-1849)
Vincent Parmeter - piano
Jalousie (Jealousy - Tango) J. Gade (1879- 1963) arr. V. Ambroise
Ashokan Farewell J. Ungar (b.1946) Sylvia Colegrove - violin, Vincent Parmeter - piano
Something Wonderful (from The King and I) R. Rogers (1902-1979)
Samantha Cobcroft - Lady Thiang, Sylvia Colegrove - violin, Vincent Parmeter - piano
You’ll Never Walk Alone (from Carousel) R. Rogers (1902-1979)
Samantha Cobcroft & Audience - Nettie, Vincent Parmeter - piano
Alleluia (from Exsultate Jubilate) W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Samantha Cobcroft - soprano, Sylvia Colegrove - violin, Vincent Parmeter - piano

The afternoon tea was
home made,  beautifully presented and absolutely delicious, as usual.  

Stay tuned for our next concerts in September and December.

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