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Young Persons' Concert

Sunday 27 January 2019

A concert featuring an array of promising musicians, aged from five to seventeen, was promoted by SVAM at the end of January in the Constable Hall at East Bergholt. These recitals, which are becoming a keenly anticipated fixture in the SVAM’S calendar, are intended to give both an audience and a platform to players of differing ambitions,  who are each faced with the prospect of having to perform in front of their peers and parents, which could be considered a daunting occasion. It was a striking feature of the afternoon that stage-fright had-apparently- ceased to exist, so far as the participants were concerned, and that those who played were sufficiently at ease with the occasion to be able to convey a sense of assurance and enjoyment in all that they played or sang. An eclectic range of instruments and repertoire was presented in what was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, for which a debt of gratitude is owed to those who gave of their time to organise it, and to the indefatigable Mary Pells, who accompanied at the piano with grace and panache.

                                                                                                             © Richard Evans 2019