Tait Memorial Trust

Proudly supporting young
Australian performing
artists in the UK


Founded in 1992

Principal Partner

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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

Partners

Qantas Airways Limited, Event Partner, The Tait Memorial Trust

Australia Day Foundation, Event Partner, The Tait Memorial Trust

Treasury Wine Estates, Event Partner, The Tait Memorial Trust

Australian Business, Event Partner, The Tait Memorial Trust

Royal Over-Seas League, Partner, The Tait Memorial Trust

Britain-Australia Society, Partner, The Tait Memorial Trust

Trustees
Justin Baring
Isla Baring OAM
Shirley Barr
Anne Longden
Susie Thornton

Committee
Fay Curtin
Jan Gowrie-Smith
Caroline Hamilton
Ros Higgins
Wendy Kramer
Dr Margaret Mayston AM
Gayle McDermott
Patricia Nimmo
John Rendall
Margaret Rodgers
Ann Seddon
Jacqueline Thompson
Rosemary Tuck

Honorary Member
Nicola Downer AM

Executive Director
James Hancock

Registered charity 1042797
info@taitmemorialtrust.org

Upcoming Tait & Partner Events


Kabarett with Brad Cooper and Ross Alley


This is a last minute concert, as Brad Cooper is in town with his highly acclaimed Kabarett show (which is on tour from Australia). Ross Alley has agreed to accompany Brad to support our Friends and supporters at the beautiful Leighton House. This museum has been recently refurbished.

The house was the former home and studio of the leading Victorian Artist, Lord Leighton, It is one of the most remarkable buildings of the 19th Century, containing a fascinating collection of paintings and sculpture by Leighton and his contemporaries.

Not to be missed .


Isla Baring OAM
Chairman
Tait Memorial Trust

KABARETT!

Night is not only there for sleeping…


Leighton House, 12 Holland Park Road, London W14

7:00 for 7.30pm. Wednesday, 23 September 2015


BRAD COOPER tenor

ROSS ALLEY piano


Prepare to be transported in the luxurious surrounds of London’s Leighton House as Brad and Ross take you on a comic romp through the best-loved and most popular Cabaret song repertoire.
From the wartime hits of Coward and Novello via Austria, America and Australia through to the irreverence of today, KABARETT! is a celebration of wild eclectic decadence and dangerously dark humour.

PROGRAMME
Ivor Novello
Shine Through My Dreams

Tom Lehrer
Poisoning Pigeons in the Park

Noël Coward
London Pride

Hans May
Heut ist der schönste Tag in meinem Leben…

Erich Korngold
Glück, das mir verblieb

Noël Coward
Nina

Robert Stolz
Ob blond, ob braun, ich liebe alle Frau’n

Noël Coward
Someday I’ll Find You

Ivor Novello
Rose of England

Theo Mackeben
Die Nacht ist nicht allein zum Schlafen da

Tom Lehrer
The Masochism Tango

Norbert Glanzberg
Padam Padam

Hans Eisler
Ballade von der Krüppelgarde

Erich Korngold
Mond, so gehst du wieder auf

Dillie Keane
‘Lieder’

Marilyn Miller & Cheryl Hardwick
Making Love Alone

Percy Grainger
Colonial Song

Charles Dumont
Non, Je ne regrette rien!

Dillie Keane
Stick Your Head Between Your Legs

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Brad Cooper trained at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the National Opera Studio, London, and with Marilyn Horne at the Music Academy of the West, California. Now resident in Australia, Brad debuted as Albert in Albert Herring for Opera Australia in 2013. This season Brad performs Tamino in Magic Flute for Opera Australia and Orfeo in Haydn’s Orfeo ed Euridice under Richard Bonynge. With pianist David Barnard he presents Don’t Mention the War for Melbourne Recital Centre, Broken Hill Regional Gallery.

Memorable appearances include Tamino in Die Zauberflöte and Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Oper Köln), Don Alonse in L’Amant Jaloux (Opéra Comique, Paris), Conte Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Opera Holland Park, London), Clem in Hamel’s Snow White (Nederlandse Reisopera) and Davey in Dove’s Siren Song (Grachtenfestival, Amsterdam).

Brad is thankful for the support of Tait Memorial Trust, Nance Atkinson Trust, Johnson Bequest, Australian Opera Auditions Committee’s Dame Joan Sutherland Award and Australian Singing Competition.

Ross Alley is a native of New Zealand, he worked as a pianist and music teacher at the National School of Ballet and the Australian Ballet Company and School before moving to England. In London he was employed by the Royal Ballet School as a pianist, with responsibilities as a music tutor to develop the teachers’ training course and create the pianists training program for aspiring ballet accompanists.

Mr. Alley is closely associated with the Cecchetti Society, researching, editing and arranging music for the syllabi. He lectures on classical music at the Royal Opera House, organized by the Royal Opera House Education Department with the University of London and Friends of Covent Garden.


Tait Winter Prom 2015 with Piers Lane


Tait Winter Prom 2015


Please save the date for our 5th annual Tait Winter Prom which will be held in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall at the Royal College of Music on Monday the 23rd of November at 7 for 7.30pm. This year we are delighted to welcome Australian virtuoso pianist and Tait Patron, Piers Lane AM who will be playing Chopin. With wine kindly provided by Treasury Wines Estates please join us, sit back and enjoy some of the most beautiful music written for the piano.

We will also be announcing our 2015 Awardees and look forward to hearing some of our talented young Australian artists performing for us at the beginning of the evening. Our awards would not be possible without the support of the Tait Friends, our loyal private donors and our principal partner the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Thank you.

Other prizes and awards to be announced shortly

Please come. Help us to support these talented young Australians who are making their mark in the UK.


Past Events
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008-1992