Thursday, 28 March 2013

Soprano and Harp Duo

Harp and Soprano Duo

On a cold wintery evening in March, supporters of the Sandbach Concert Series made their way to St. Mary’s Church Hall in Sandbach for a wonderful evening of music.

Violinists and singers from Sandbach School and Sandbach High School starred in the spotlight concert at this month’s Concert Series. The talented children played in ensembles as well as doing solos and showed no sign of nerves when they stepped onto the stage to perform (some of them at the young age of just 11 years old!). The concert also featured an acapella vocal group from the girl’s school who were exceptional; their set featured a version of the modern pop song ‘Some Nights’ by Fun.

After the spotlight concert there is an interval with the opportunity to socialise and view the artwork of a local talented artists, this month featuring the work of Ryan Connolly. There is also a raffle at every concert to raise money for local charities. This month’s concert was supporting ‘Friends of Sandbach Station’ and ‘Friends of Elworth Park’.

 The second half featured a Soprano and Harp Duo formed in 2012. The duo consists of Anna-Clare Monk (soprano) and Lauren Scott (harp). Their repertoire spans old and new music from Purcell to award-winning composer Andy Scott. The duo play with an instinctive musical partnership though they have only been working together for a year. Hardly surprising as they were school friends who first met at Chethams School of Music. The duo enchanted the audience with their beautiful music.

The next concert features outstanding classically trained jazz pianist and composer George King on Wednesday 24th April at 7pm at St. Mary’s Church Hall in Sandbach. See you there! For any further information why not visit our website or you can email us at

By Laura Stubbs

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