With a backdrop of London’s skyline, last night we thanked and celebrated supporters of the Love Music:Help Musicians scheme at the BT Tower. Allowing its members to invest in the future of music, the scheme brings donors closer to the musicians we help, including opportunities to hear them perform.
Last night guests heard performances by soprano Alison Rose and tenor Nicky Spence, both accompanied by pianist Alice Turner. Recently winning the 2015 Maggie Teyte Prize, Alison sung a selection of works that included Debussy, Strauss and Quilter. Following his debut at the Bastille in Paris, Nicky presented a repertoire of Lara, Tchaikovsky, Schubert and Dankworth to much applause.
All three musicians have been supported through various Help Musicians UK Talent Programme schemes.
Amongst the crowd was Valerie Masterson, retired English soprano whose opera career spanned more than three decades. Valerie is a long term supporter of Help Musicians UK having sat on the panel of the Sybil Tutton Award and Maggie Teyte Prize. Following last night’s event she said:
“What a delightful evening, to hear such quality singing as a result of your support is a testament to the importance of your work and is deeply rewarding.”
Finally, we’d like to thank everyone that was able to join us last night. Your vital support helps us help musicians.
If you’re passionate about investing in the future of music then you can join the Love Music:Help Musicians scheme and become part of an exclusive group of musicians’ benefactors. You can join by setting up a regular gift or making a donation. Visit our Support our Work page to find out more.
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