Classical benefit concert for meeting house

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Two distinguished classical musicians will hold a benefit concert Sunday 18th November, 3pm to 5.30 pm, at the Friends Meeting House, Church Hill, Winchmore Hill.  This is an exciting opportunity to hear two musicians with substantial reputations.

Rachel Brown is an internationally acclaimed flautist and professor of baroque flute at the Royal College of Music.  Gruffydd Owen is a member of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia and an accomplished concert pianist. The programme will include classical music for flute and piano by Bach, Hummel, Schubert, and Poulenc.

Winchmore Hill Quakers announced last month an urgent £33,000 appeal for works to the Grade II listed historic Meeting House, and Rachel and Gruffydd have kindly agreed to give a performance in support.

Tickets are £10 (£7 concessions) and are available from Linda tel 07748 617398 and email linda.davis.sheepdip@btinternet.com.  Cheques:Winchmore Hill Quaker Meeting Building Fund

About the performers

Gruffydd Owen is currently a member of the viola section of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia (the orchestra of Birmingham Royal Ballet) but is also a well known concert pianist.  He has previously worked with the Rambert Dance Company as pianist, has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with Chris Swithinbanks (the Stravinsky ‘Rite of Spring’ piano duet) and in Canterbury  with the Crowther Wind Quintet, with whom he has recorded the Poulenc Sextet.  His current project is a series of performances, with cellist Andrew Gunn, featuring the complete cycle of Beethoven Sonatas.

Rachel Brown is currently professor of baroque flute at the Royal College of Music.   As a flute and recorder soloist she has recorded extensively and toured in Europe, Japan and North America. Her recordings of the C.P.E. Bach Concertos, Telemann Fantasias and Quantz and Handel Sonatas have won international acclaim. Rachel has had a distinguished career as principal flute with Kent Opera, the Academy of Ancient Music, the Hanover Band, the Kings Consort, Collegium Musicum 90, Ex Cathedra and the Brandenburg Consort.

 

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