A couple of chances to see Mary take a bow
MOST instrumentalists perform in more than one ensemble, both for the variety, and also as a welcome source of extra income.
Following initial studies with Yehudi Menuhin and Frederick Grinke, violinist Mary Eade completed her musical education in Germany, and subsequently at the Royal College of Music, before launching her debut recital at London's Wigmore Hall.
She has since appeared as soloist with the Royal Philharmonic and English Chamber Orchestras and, after moving to Devon, is now regularly seen with the Ten Tors Orchestra, and as orchestra-leader with Plymouth Philharmonic Choir.
Equally active in chamber music, where she has her own string quartet, Mary also leads the Taunton Sinfonietta, and will be bringing its smaller chamber on its first professional outing, when it plays at Kingskerswell Parish Church on Sunday, February 3, and at St John's Church, Totnes on Saturday February 9, both performances starting at 3pm.
The programme at each venue is Mendelssohn's Octet and Schubert's C major Quintet.
ST LUKE'S Hospice Ambassador Shaz Matthews is helping to get last summer's Music of the Night Choir back together, in order to raise funds for the hospice and local military charities, and urgently needs to find a musical director.
A first concert date and venue is already on the cards, Tavistock Brass Ensemble is providing the accompaniment, and rehearsal space in the city is available on Sunday afternoons.
If anyone can help, please email Shaz (firstname.lastname@example.org).