What a wonderful, successful weekend we have had in the village!
So many different people were involved in our Amy Woodforde-Finden Music Festival from musicians local and nationally renowned, villagers of all ages, artists, flower arrangers, guest musicians to name but a few.
Around 200 people enjoyed the music of Friday and Saturday. First came the charismatic Patricia Hammond, who gave an informative and entertaining song recital on Friday evening. She has a beautiful, mellow voice which is ideally suited to the songs of the Edwardian era.
You can see Patricia on YouTube singing ‘Till I wake’ with Thomas Flessenkaemper accompanying her on the piano.
On Saturday, we had a varied concert of Amy Woodforde-Finden’s music featuring instrumental music, vocal solos and trios. After wine and canapes the festival culminated in an excellent, dramatic performance of Amy’s ‘Pagoda of Flowers’.
The whole weekend was the vision of our Director of Music, Thomas Flessenkaemper, who worked tirelessly over the last few months to bring this all together.
Altogether, a successful weekend which brought our community together, whether they be church goers or not. Visitors came from around the country to be part of the audience.
Thank you for supporting us in our inaugural music festival. If you were unable to do so this time, please watch out for our next venture and come and be part of it or come and support us. You are all very welcome.
Written by Gill Hart