A Midsummer Music Concert was held at St Peter's Church, Hurstbourne Tarrant, in order to help raise funds for a new village hall. Natalie Clein, Cello, and Xuefei Yang, Guitar, performed a programme which included works by Vivaldi, Albeniz, Villa-Lobos, Pizzolla and Manuel de Falla. Natalie Clein also performed, for the first time, a work by Thomas Larcher, an Austrian pianist and composer,who wrote the work for Natalie.
"This was a high quality concert, in a packed church. Natalie and Xuefei interacted very well together, and a useful sum of money was raised for the new community centre."
£2000 was raised, with £450 going to the Church.
The church hall in Hurstbourne Tarrant is no longer fit for purpose, and so there are plans to replace it with a new community centre on the edge of the King George V Playing Fields.
“Congratulations to Tom Sharpe and Celia Willis for masterminding this concert and the post-concert supper. We were enormously fortunate with the weather, and the opportunity to listen to Natalie Clein at a live concert is something none of those present would have missed.”