The April showers did not keep people away from our ‘fourth’ Thursday @ Twelve-Thirty Lunchtime Concert on 25 April. We were delighted to have Emma Davies play clarinet for us!
Emma often practises in SMSG Church when she is home from university and today we had the pleasure of her sharing her music and cosiderable clarinet playing skills with a very appreciative audience.
There were haunting melodies including the wonderful Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite, Irish jigs, whimsical elements, fantastic contrasts in tone and timbre, mood and dynamics. Alex Aitkin’s sensitive accompaniment complimented the clarinet perfectly.
Everyone left the church with a smile and a very positive reaction to a super concert, lovingly presented and we look forward to welcoming Emma back again. In the meantime, we wish her well in her post graduate studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Words by Lesley Salter, photos by Anna Page