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The Rising Recorder (23rd KinderConcert)
November 8, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
For our 23rd KinderConcert we are pleased to have Brigitte Harris back, who will play the recorder for us, alongside two outstanding Napier University Music Students (flute). Get your tickets booked for the 8th November 2015 – it is going to be a fantastic KinderConcert!
Brigitte Harris is Director of Music and Organist at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church in Edinburgh and a lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University. She studied recorder with Ursula Reichling in Detmold, Germany, and has taught the instrument extensively, both in Kent and Edinburgh. Currently she directs the Recorder Consort at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church as well as a Consort at Edinburgh Napier University.
Clara Galea is in her third year of the BMus (Hons) course at Edinburgh Napier University with flute as her principal study, taking lessons with flautist Andrea Kuypers. Clara is also a self-taught recorder player and has taken the opportunity to play in concerts with the recorder consort led by Brigitte Harris. She especially enjoys ensemble playing and is part of other ensembles including the flute duo Duo Aulos, the Glasgow-based flute choir Flutes Unlimited and the Edinburgh Napier Flute Ensemble. Her orchestral experience includes performances with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Opera Connect and the Edinburgh University Sinfonia. Clara is also a keen choral singer and this has led her to join the Edinburgh Napier Chamber Choir and the choir at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, allowing her to gain further experience in performing.
Rebekah Donn is 21 years old and is a third year student on the Bachelor of Music programme at Edinburgh Napier University. She is a first study pianist under Nicholas Ashton, and in addition to this she studies flute with Andrea Kuypers. Rebekah has been playing the recorder since the age of seven and is largely self-taught. Her performances as a recorder player include many appearances in the Galloway Music Festival, where she won awards for performances on descant and treble recorder. Now, after a few years of focusing primarily on her other instrumental studies, Rebekah is able to enjoy playing tenor and treble with the Edinburgh Napier Recorder Consort. In addition to her studies Rebekah is a keen music tutor, giving lessons in piano, flute, recorder and theory of music.
KinderConcerts are designed as a gentle introduction to classical and traditional music for your child in a friendly environment, giving them a taster of different instruments. Your child might want to take up an instrument and would like to see different options in action, played by professional musicians, or you’d like to broaden your children’s musical horizon? Then look no further – KinderConcerts is the place to be! A typical KinderConcert lasts about one hour: a 30-40min performance, followed by a Q&A session with the musician. Afterwards we round off our KinderConcert experience with tea, coffee, juice, snacks and socializing!
Please do let us know as soon as possible whether you would like to attend and how many of you there will be – although we have a big space, we’d still like to make sure we have a small audience and an intimate atmosphere.
Reservation is essential. If you miss out this time, we hope to welcome you to one of our future KinderConcerts.
Here are the details again:
Sunday, 8th November 2015, at 3pm, at 1 Chalmers Crescent, Edinburgh EH9 1TW
We would kindly ask for a donation of £6 per person (or £18 per family).
Iris and Anna