Chipping Sodbury Music Society aims to bring together lovers of different types of music and musicians in a friendly, convivial atmosphere.
Chipping Sodbury Music Society
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4 Girls 4 Harps April 7th 2015
4 Harps in Perfect Harmony
A packed house enjoyed a truly memorable evening’s entertainment at the Chipping Sodbury Music Society April concert. “4 Girls 4 Harps” Harriet Adie, Keziah Thomas, Eleanor Turner and Elizabeth Scorah, took the audience on a whirlwind tour of the Middle East, Russia, South America, Africa, France, Spain and the UK.
Arrangements of well-known compositions such as Handel’s “Royal Fireworks Music”, Rachmaninov’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” and Ravel’s “Ma Mere L’Oye” took on a whole new aspect.
There were pieces specially commissioned for the group, including Harriet Adie’s atmospheric “Middle Eastern Sky”, the hypnotic “African Reflections” by Monica Stadler, and “Saraswati” by Edward Langstaff, a haunting work based on Indian rhythms.
Responding to prolonged applause, the audience was treated to a lively encore, the famous “Clog Dance” from “La Fill Mal Gardée” by Hérold.
Celebrating 15 years together, 4 Girls 4 Harps had shown why they are considered the leading harp ensemble in the whole of Europe.
The final concert of Chipping Sodbury Music Society’s 67th Season will be in the Town Hall at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 5 May 2015. Details can be found on our website at http://csmusicsociety.co.uk, which is packed with information about this and our other forthcoming events.
Gerry Philp – 9 April 2015
Photo courtesy of RichMcD Photography