Category: Everyone Matters

  • March 2019

    Music Matters This Illicit and Devious Business Juggling accountancy, playing as a professional flautist, acting as fixer for orchestras and rock bands and a professorship at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, we were lucky to be able to entice Trevor Ford to come and speak about his “Illicit and Devious Business” at Music Matters. […]

  • What a birthday celebration!

    Margaret’s birthday party We enjoyed such an amazing party in honour of Margaret Archibald’s 70th birthday. Not only were we served a delicious dinner inspired by South African dishes, prepared by the wonderful Rory Baynes but we were also treated to some beautiful musical performances. Margaret herself, Julia Desbruslais and John Flinders opened the evening […]

  • Benslow – bringing musicians together

    Seven musicians, amateur and professional, met as a group for the first time on Monday evening 31 October. By Wednesday afternoon they were performing in local nursing homes. Where could this happen? … at Benslow Music Trust, of course! Bill Bates, our percussionist, had made arrangements of popular standards exactly to suit the line-up. Clarinets were […]

  • Marching

    Alan Shellard drills his new regiment at St Mark’s,  Bromley! Our unsuspecting audience at Musical Offerings on Wednesday 26 October found themselves marching and playing “Turkish ” percussion too.

  • Rutherford Summer Club 2016

    Margaret Archibald recalls some highlights of her day at Rutherford School where she and harpist Alexander Thomas were contributing music workshops designed to explore this year’s summer club theme of “Water”.  It really is astonishing how much stuff I manage to take for one day of workshops! It was 1st August, there was no school-run traffic, […]

  • Contrapunctus – Polyphony for Solo Violin

    Wednesday 22 June 2016 2.30 – 4.30p.m. Lecture-Recital in the series Musical Offerings in the Church Room St Mark’s Church, Westmoreland Road, Bromley, BR2 0TB Jorge’s passion for the violin and for music of the highest quality has led him to direct, conduct and lead international ensembles throughout Europe, giving stylish, authentic performances of  music from Medieval […]

  • Klezmer Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 December

    There are two chances to catch Lesley Schatzberger’s Klezmer presentation, at Whitgift House Chapel, Croydon on Tuesday evening 15 December at 7.30p.m. and at St Mark’s Church Room, Bromley on Wednesday afternoon 16 December at 2.30p.m. Margaret Archibald will be playing bass clarinet to support Lesley in several performance items. The customary wine and nibbles […]

  • Mozart Gala on Period Basset Horns, South Croydon, Tuesday 17 November

    Music Matters Gala Night presented by the Shackleton Trio Lesley Schatzberger, Ingrid Pearson and Margaret Archibald Tuesday 17 November 2015 Whitgift House, 76, Brighton Road, South Croydon CR2 6AB in The Chapel, 7 for 7.30 – 9.30p.m. Music by Mozart, Stadler, Druschetzky and Abbé Vogler on Basset Horns of the period Entry to non-subscription holders: £20 […]

  • Violin and Harp Mini-Tour in Bromley and Croydon

    Nicoline Kraamwinkel and Rosanna Rolton, mum and daughter, charmed audiences during seven concerts over three separate days in late October. They performed “Conversation Pieces” in four nursing homes and day centres, entertained the guests at the Sanderstead Decorative and Fine Arts Society Annual Lunch, and gave two full-length lecture-recitals for “Music Matters” in Whitgift House […]

  • Music for Violin and Harp – a Mother and Daughter Duo

    Tuesday 20 October: Nicoline Kraamwinkel violin and Rosanna Rolton harp introduce their duo programme at Whitgift House, 76, Brighton Road, South Croydon CR2 6AB in The Chapel; doors open 7 for 7.30 – 9.30p.m. Just to whet your appetite for Tuesday’s lecture-recital of music for violin and harp, here are some pictures of Nicoline and Rosanna in action in […]