Dear Friends,
We are delighted to open bookings to our first concert in 2023 to our Tait Friends – book now to avoid disappointment.

We invite you to join us to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III (and our Chairman’s birthday) with a right royal musical feast on Thursday, 30th March 2023, 6.30 for 7pm in the London home of Leslie Macleod-Miller.

Ross Alley and Chad Vindin return as joint artistic/musical directors, and as ever we are most grateful to Leslie for his generous support in offering his beautiful home, and for providing the delicious canapés and wine for us all to enjoy.

Jeremy Boulton, baritone (Bel Canto award winner, soon to start a contract at the Opernstudio of the Gärtnerplatztheater, München); Austin Haynes, countertenor (Winner of the 2022 Herald Sun Aria); Eleanor Hill, violin (our current Sir Charles Mackerras Chair recipient with the Southbank Sinfonia); and Clare Juan, cello (Tait Performing Arts awardee at the Royal College of Music).

Clare’s cello was commissioned and played by King George IV and was made in 1804 by William Forster Junior. It was previously owned and played by His Majesty, King Charles III. The instrument is on loan to Clare from the Royal College of Music for the duration of her studies.

We all look forward to seeing you there.
Isla Baring OAM
Tait Memorial Trust

The Tait Memorial Trust

The Tait Memorial Trust was formed in 1992 by Isla Baring OAM in memory of Sir Frank and Viola, Lady Tait and the Tait brothers who played such an important part in the establishment of theatre and the performing arts in Australia & New Zealand. The Trust offers awards/grants for postgraduate study, performance opportunities to young musicians and performing artists from Australia and New Zealand, and general help in the furtherance of their careers while resident in the UK.

Registered U.K Charity: 1042797

The Tait Memorial Trust

The Tait Memorial Trust is a charitable organisation based in London, which aims to promote and celebrate Australian and New Zealand cultural life, by offering scholarships, performing opportunities and mentoring to young musicians and dancers who wish to pursue their advanced studies in the United Kingdom.

Since 1992 the TMT has helped over 300 awardees. Violinist Emily Sun (2016 awardee) won the 2018 ABC Young Performers Award in Sydney (fellow Tait Awardees Andrey Lebedev (guitar) & Waynne Kwon (cello) were also in the final), and soprano Lauren Fagan recently appeared in Wagner’s Ring Cycle at the ROH, Covent Garden and represented Australia in the 2019 Cardiff Singer of the World.

Other distinguished Awardees include dramatic contralto Liane Keegan, dancer Chloe Keneally 2019 Winner of the BBC Young Dancer Competition (Classical Ballet Category) and Grand Finalist, pianist Jayson Gillham, and saxophonist Amy Dickson.

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