Events 2022 Archive

Thank you to all of you who attended our 30th Anniversary at Australia House on the 30th November. It was a magical evening and a fitting tribute to our 30 years supporting young performing artists from Australia & Zealand.

Click here to see the event photos

June Mendoza AO OBE will reveal her new joint portrait of Leslie & Peter Macleod Miller at our next Tait event Duetto.

In the spirit of twos Ross Alley and Chad Vindin will return to present an evening of duets and duos with some nice surprises to entertain you. Tickets available soon.

As ever we thank Leslie sincerely for offering the use of his beautiful London home for the concert and for providing the delicious food and wine.

All Events 2022


25th May

Chelsea Theatre, 7 World’s End Place. London SW10 0DR

Concert for John Rendall

Presented by Ross Alley | Musical director: Chad Vindin

Featuring Tait Awardees & Dancers from Australia & New Zealand

Guest artists Rambert School and English National Ballet School

Chad Vindin, piano

Ross Alley, piano

Corinne Cowling, soprano

Imogen Wallace, dancer

Catherine Carby, mezzo-soprano

Jessica Blunt, soprano

The Astral Quartet

Shizuku Ogawa & Nicolo Zanotti, dancers

Claudia Tarrant-Matthews, violin

Katherine Allen, soprano

Helen Sherman, mezzo-soprano

James Chen, violin

Music by Saint-Saens, Schumann, Berlioz, Schumann, Delibes, Burns,

Mascagni, Sarasate, Novello, Strauss, Kreisler

27th September

3c Carlisle Place, London SW1P 1NP


Presented by Ross Alley | Musical director: Chad Vindin

Featuring Tait Awardees from Australia & New Zealand

Unveiling of a portrait by June Mendoza AO OBE

of brothers Peter and Leslie Macleod-Miller.

Georgia Melville, soprano

Katherine Allen, soprano

Cassandra Wright, soprano

Chloe Harris, mezzo-soprano

Magdalenna Krstevska, clarinet

Chad Vindin, piano

Music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Messager,

Humperdinck, Offenbach, Delibes, Schubert

30th November

Tait Turns Thirty

Australia House

Artistic Director: Ross Alley Musical Director: Chad Vindin

Dance Artistic Director: Leanne Benjamin AM OBE

Special Guest Appearances by

Piers Lane AO, piano

Rachael Ward, dance

Rosemary Tuck, piano

Samantha Crawford, soprano (WA)

Tait Awardee 2017, Julian Baring Award

Claudia Tarrant-Matthews, violin (NZ)

Tait Awardee 2019, Royal Academy of Music

Sky Ingram, soprano (SA)

Tait Awardee 2011, National Opera Studio

Magdalenna Krstevska, clarinet (VIC)

Tait Awardee 2022, Royal College of Music

James Blackford, euphonium (QLD)

Tait Awardee 2022

Royal Northern College of Music

Tait White Loewenthal Award

Emily Sun, violin (NSW)

Tait Awardee 2016, Royal Over-Seas League

Tara Minton, jazz harp/voice (VIC)

Tait Awardee 2018/2019

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

White Loewenthal Award

John Williamson, double-bass (GB)

Guest artist

Samantha Furney, dance (NSW)

Tait Awardee 2022, Rambert School

Sarah Prestwidge, soprano (NSW)

Tait Awardee 2021

Royal Northern College of Music

White Loewenthal Award

Opera Foundation for young Australians,

2022 Lady Galleghan Award

Jeremy Kleeman, baritone (VIC)

Tait Awardee 2020, Royal College of Music

Australian International Opera Awards

Tarantella Liszt S. 162

Piers Lane AO, piano

Songs my mother taught me Dvořák Op 55-4

Samantha Crawford

Chad Vindin, piano

Fantasie Variations on the Last Rose of Summer Wallace WV Op. 74

Rosemary Tuck, piano

Claudia Tarrant-Matthews, violin

Musetta’s waltz, La bohème Puccini

Sky Ingram, soprano

Chad Vindin, piano

American in Paris Gershwin

Magdalenna Krstevska, clarinet

Chad Vindin, piano

La vie en rose Piaf & Guglielmi

Emily Sun, violin

Chad Vindin, piano

Napoli Bellstedt

James Blackford, euphonium

Chad Vindin, piano

Blackbird with dance choreography Lennon/McCartney

Tara Minton*, harp/voice arr. Minton

John Williamson, double bass S. Furney chor.

Samantha Furney, dance

Putting on the Ritz Irving Berlin

Rachael Ward, dance arr. Gregory Porter

I could have danced all night, My Fair Lady Lerner & Loewe

Sarah Prestwidge, soprano

Chad Vindin, piano

Some enchanted evening, South Pacific Rodgers

& Hammerstein

Jeremy Kleeman

Chad Vindin, piano

*Sponsored by Lorraine Buckland