Tait Events 2019 Archive
Please come to this special event curated by our Patron, Leanne Benjamin AM OBE. The Trust has 100 seats to sell courtesy of the Office of the Queensland Agent General. We thank Linda Apelt, Agent General for Queensland, and our honoured guest His Excellency The Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland most sincerely. Such support of the Arts is very welcome.
You can look forward to first-class performances by dancers from the Royal Opera House including Royal Ballet soloist, Romany Pajdak, music by Queensland composer Connor D’Netto*, soprano, Alexandra Oomens and a performance by Queensland violinist, Courtenay Cleary*, currently studying at the Juilliard School in New York, supported by the American Australian Association.
Calvin Richardson*, now a soloist with the Royal Ballet, who you know so well, for his wonderful performance of his own choreography of The Dying Swan will dance for us, and finally Lachlan Monaghan* now a soloist with the Birmingham Royal Ballet will perform an excerpt from Hobson’s Choice.
Royal Ballet rehearsal, and concert pianist, Kate Shipway will be playing in this evening’s performance. We are very grateful to her and to all of the artists performing for us at this special arts event.
It promises to be a unique occasion and will showcase the vibrant relationship between performing artists from Queensland and the United Kingdom.
Tickets will sell very quickly.
We look forward to seeing you there
Isla Baring OAM
Tait Memorial Trust
* Tait Awardee
Agent-General for Queensland
in association with The Tait Memorial Trust
in the presence of
His Excellency The Honourable Paul de Jersey AC
Governor of Queensland
and Mrs de Jersey
requests the pleasure of your company to the
Leanne Benjamin AM OBE Recital
on Wednesday, 20th November 2019
6.30pm for 6.45pm – 8.45pm
at Australia House, Strand, London, WC2B 4LA, United Kingdom
Dress code: Business attire
Ticket sales close: Monday, 18 November 2019
For security purposes, official government ID is strictly required to access Australia House.
We also request you minimise bags where practical.
The Leanne Benjamin AM OBE Recital is in honour of Ms Benjamin being awarded the inaugural Queensland Agent-General Award announced at the 2019 Queensland Day Reception. This Award recognises an outstanding Queenslander’s achievements in the United Kingdom in their field and contribution to furthering the Queensland-UK relationship. Ms Benjamin is being recognised for her outstanding achievements and services to the arts, in particular in ballet, both at home in Queensland and internationally. Since retirement from the Royal Ballet Company, Leanne is passionate about developing and fulfilling the talent of the next generation of dancers. Leanne has personally curated the programme for this special performance.
This special recital is being delivered in association with The Tait Memorial Trust.
The Tait Memorial Trust offers awards and grants for postgraduate study, performance opportunities to young musicians, dancers and performing artists from Australia and New Zealand, and provides general support in the furtherance of their careers while resident in the UK.
All ticket sales from this recital will go directly towards the Trust’s
Leanne Benjamin Dance Award grants program.
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If you can make it please come to our next concert at the Royal Over-Seas League
on Wednesday 18th September at 7pm.
TAIT YOUNG PERFORMERS
Prizewinning ROSL Arts & Tait Memorial Trust Scholars
from Australia & New Zealand
perform a delightful recital of works
by Albeniz, Bartok, Brahms, Mozart, Schubert,
Schumann, Vaughan-Williams (excerpt Songs of Travel).
Daniel Pini, cello*
Andrey Lebedev, guitar**
Jeremy Kleeman, baritone***
Claudia Tarrant-Matthews, violin****
Chad Vindin, piano
Princess Alexandra Hall
Royal Over-Seas League
St James’s Street
London SW1A 1LR
General Admission £16
ROSL Members and Friends of ROSL ARTS £12
Ticket includes a glass of wine.
* 2019 Awardee. Appears courtesy of the Southbank Sinfonia. Daniel is the 2019 recipient of the Tait Sir Charles Mackerras Chair. jointly sponsored by a bequest from the Estate of Lady Mackerras and the TMT
** Awardee 2017-2018 Thornton Foundation.
*** Awardee 2019. Winner of 2019 Australian International Opera Awards John Frost AM
**** Awardee 2019
Tait Friends at Stoke Lodge
Thursday 16th May 2019
6.30 for 7.00pm
with the kind permission of
the Australian High Commissioner
His Excellency the Hon George Brandis QC
Special appearance by mezzo-soprano, Fleuranne Brockway*
– 2018 Australian International Opera Awards
& John Frost AM, Frank & Viola Tait Scholar at the Royal College of Music.
– 2019 German-Australian Opera Grant (More than Opera)
A contract with the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden. Fleuranne will soon be leaving for Germany to take up this exciting opportunity.
Accompanied by Krystal Tunnicliffe
Drama in the Salon
presented by Ross Alley
Tuesday 19th March 2019. 7 for 7.30pm
3C Carlisle Place, London. SW1P 1NP
Fleur Brockway | mezzo-soprano
Samantha Clarke | soprano
Filipe Manu | tenor
Jade Moffat | mezzo-soprano
Benson Wilson | baritone
Bronte Zemlic | mezzo-soprano
with Chad Vindin | piano
Join us for our 5th concert in the Salon with Ross Alley. The Tait Memorial Trust has great pleasure in announcing this year’s showcase of its awardees in an evening concert on 19th March kindly hosted by Leslie MacLeod-Miller at his home in Westminster.
The human voice is perhaps the most emotional of all musical instruments as we all correspond to its communication of joy, pain, laughter, anger, consolation, warning, and passion– a limitless lexicon of primal and sophisticated expressions that provoke an immediate response. Opera is drama made music and this year’s TMT “…in the Salon” concert will showcase vibrant young singers from Australia & New Zealand performing vocal works involving emotional conflict: drama!
It will be an unforgettable experience.
PIERS LANE (piano)
Wigmore Hall – Saturday, 2 February 2019, 7:30pm
A favourite with Wigmore audiences, Piers Lane plays a delightful, rarely-heard set of six Tchaikovsky pieces all on the same theme, their forms reflected in moving Bach and Chopin works in the first half, the whole topped off with Stravinsky’s own vibrant and virtuosic transcription of movements from Pétrouchka.
For more info and tickets:
GOLDNER QUARTET – PIERS LANE (piano)
Wigmore Hall – Sunday, 3 February 2019, 7:30pm
Formed in 1995, the Australian quartet is named after the Romanian-born Australian chamber music enthusiast Richard Goldner. Here it joins with its pianist compatriot for Webern’s Brahmsian slow movement (1905) and Korngold’s 1921 quintet – an example of his lavish late- Romanticism.
For more info and tickets:
Save the Date
Save the Date for our first concert of the year, on 19th March 2019, when we will be showcasing our artists in the beautiful music room of a very generous supporter.
More details to be announced shortly.