Monday, 23 October 2017

Celebration

About 100 people attended a celebration of The Last Night of the Proms at the Christ

About 100 people attended a celebration of The Last Night of the Proms at the Christ Church Centre in Henley. Mae Reineke and Samuel Lloyd, students from Henley Music School, performed before Henley concert pianist Anita D’Attellis gave a recital featuring works by Chopin, Bach and Beethoven. Cellist Mae, 15, from Henley, played the first movement of Brahms’s sonata Scherzo and Samuel, 17, from Wargrave, played The Acrobat by Greenwood on the trombone. The event was organised by Henley town councillor Stefan Gawrysiak and supported by the Rotary Club of Henley Bridge, to which he belongs. Mr Gawrysiak said: “Anita gave an absolutely stunning performance and it is important to provide young performers an opportunity to practise their skills in front of an audience. Thank you to Laura Reineke at Henley Music School.” There was an interval after the performances before a live screening of The Last Night of the Proms at the Albert Hall for which guests were supplied with Union flag bunting and flags. Mr Gawrysiak said: “People loved it. Someone even said to me it was felt like we were in the Albert Hall.  Everybody stood up for the national anthem and left with happy smiles.” The event was in aid of the Chiltern Centre for disabled children in Henley and youth and community project Nomad, based at the d: two centre in Market Place.





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