Tait Memorial Trust

Proudly supporting young
Australian performing
artists in the UK


Founded in 1992

Chairman
Isla Baring OAM

Founding Patrons
Dame Joan Sutherland AC OM DBE
Viola, Lady Tait AM
John McCallum AO CBE
Googie Withers AO CBE

Patrons
Leanne Benjamin OBE
John Frost AM
Julian Gavin
Patricia Countess of Harewood
Peggy Haim
Barry Humphries AO CBE
Piers Lane AO
June Mendoza AO OBE
Ermes de Zan

Treasury Wine Estates

ROSL

Trustees
Justin Baring
Isla Baring
Shirley Barr
Anne Longden
Susie Thornton

Committee
Lorraine Buckland
Kelly Dalglish
Jan Gowrie-Smith
Richard Gunter
Ros Higgins
Kelly Lovelady
Wendy Kramer
Dr Margaret Mayston AM
Gayle McDermott
Patricia Nimmo
John Rendall
Margaret Rodgers
Ann Seddon
Belinda Syme
Jacqueline Thompson
Rosemary Tuck
Rosemary Wood

Honorary Member
Nicola Downer AM

Executive Director
James Hancock

Registered charity 1042797
info@taitmemorialtrust.org
Tait Winter Prom Showcasing Australian Talent  2014

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St John's Smith Square

Tuesday December 9th 2014


Jayson Gillham, Concert Pianist
Jayson Gillham, Concert Pianist (TMT Awardee 2009)

The concert will feature Queenslander, Jayson Gillham, piano, (TMT Awardee 2009), who recently won the prestigious Montreal International Piano Competition. Jayson will open the concert playing Grainger's, Handel in the Strand and Mozarts, Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat K 449, and will accompany Melbourne born, Elena Xanthoudakis, soprano (TMT Awardee 2008), in one of Mozart's most sublime concert arias, Ch'io mi scordi di te? K.505, for orchestra, soprano and piano. Sydney Conservatorium graduate Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, Violin, (TMT Awardee 2013), will play The Lark Ascending, Vaughan-Williams...universally loved as one of the great works from the British Isles.

Elena Xanthoudakis, Soprano
Elena Xanthoudakis, Soprano (TMT Awardee 2008)

The second half begins with the Pie Jesu from Kenneth MacMillan's, Requiem danced by Sophie Moffatt, a student from The Royal Ballet School. This is a great honour for us as our new Patron, Leanne Benjamin OBE, personally contacted the MacMillan estate to secure the rights. Leanne has a strong association with this work as it was the last piece she performed on the stage of The Royal Opera House before her retirement in 2013. Leanne will personally coach Sophie and prepare her for our Prom performance.

Calvin Richardson (TMT Awardee 2013) was honoured by The Royal Ballet School when they programmed his choreography of The Dying Swan at the summer showcase at The Royal Opera House. In September Calvin was invited to join The Royal Ballet and we are delighted that they have permitted him to perform his work for us with Adam Szabo playing the solo Cello and Chad Vindin, Piano.

Kevin Penkin, Composer
Kevin Penkin, Composer Tait Scholar (TMT Awardee 2013)

Adam Szabo, (TMT Awardde 2013/14), and Yelian He, (TMT Awardee 2009) and recent winner of the Australian Cello Awards, will play the thrilling Violoncelles Vibrez! by contemporary Italian composer, Giovanni Sollima followed by the premiere of a new composition by Kevin Penkin, Tait Scholar 2013. Performed by the Tait Chamber Orchestra, Nicola Crowe, Flute and Marlena Devoe, Soprano this will be a significant debut for Kevin Penkin's latest work entitled, 'Changing Feet'.


Lauren Fagan, Soprano
Lauren Fagan, Soprano (TMT Awardee 2013)

Lauren Fagan (TMT Awardee 2013) has just joined the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at Covent Garden and is singing a lead role in Rossini's - La scala di seta - October 23rd & 24th at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House Tickets: http://www.roh.org.uk/productions/meet-the-young-artists-week-performance-by-jette-parker-young-artists Lauren will join Gerard Schneider, National Opera Studio, to sing the final scene from Puccini's, La Boheme.

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The Tait Chamber Orchestra

Conducted by Kelly Lovelady
Jayson Gillham, Piano
Elena Xanthoudakis, Soprano
Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, Violin
Sophie Moffatt, Dancer
Calvin Richardson, Dancer
Marlena Devoe, Soprano
Chad Vindin, Piano
Adam Szabo, Cello
Yelian He, Cello
Nicola Crowe, Flute
Gerard Schneider, Tenor
Lauren Fagan, Soprano


Concert Programme


Percy Grainger (1882-1961)
Handel in the Strand
Jayson Gillham, Piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Piano Concerto: No. 14 in E flat , K. 449
Jayson Gillham, Piano

Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
The Lark Ascending
Xenia Deviatkina-Loh, Violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Ch'io mi scordi di te? Non temer, amato bene. K.505
Elena Xanthoudakis, Soprano
Jayson Gillham, Piano

Interval 20mins


Gabriel Faure
Kenneth MacMillan 1 - choreography

Requiem, Pie Jesu solo

Sophie Moffatt, dancer 2
Coached by Leanne Benjamin OBE
Marlena Devoe, Soprano
Chad Vindin, Piano

Saint-SaŽns
The Swan
The Carnival of the Animals
Calvin Richardson - choreography

The Dying Swan

Calvin Richardson, Dancer 3
Adam Szabo, Cello
Chad Vindin, Piano

Giovanni Sollima (1962- )
Violoncelles Vibrez!
Yelian He & Adam Szabo, Cellos

Kevin Penkin (1992- )
Changing Feet
Nicola Crowe, Flute

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
La Boheme, Act 1
Che gelida manina
Si, mi chiamano Mimi
O soave fanciulla

Lauren Fagan, Soprano 4
Gerard Schneider, Tenor 5

1 Performed with the kind permission from The MacMillan Estate
2 Appears with kind permission from The Royal Ballet School
3 Appears with kind permission from The Royal Ballet
4 Appears with kind permission from the Royal Opera House
5 Appears with kind permission from The National Opera Studio







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