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The Gaddesden Society Music Club

Music Club

Our most recent concert in April was a real treat; it was presented by a very accomplished young harpist, Rosanna Rolton. She recently graduated from the Royal College of Music with first class honours and has won the harp competition there three times. Heaven help the other harpists!


Rosanna selected some descriptive pieces for the concert with music inspired by poetry and the landscape. Her talks between pieces about the background to the composers and their music were informative and demonstrated her passion for the subject.


One striking piece was the arrangement of Smetana’s ‘Vltava’ (‘The Moldau’) which was originally written for an entire orchestra. It was amazing to see how well this could be played on the harp.


Our next concert is Sunday June 17th, featuring Moricosta String Trio. If you would like to find out more, please contact Ian Hamilton using the details at the front of the Diary.


As ever, our thanks go to our generous hosts, Barbara and Andrew Sheard.

Jane Tilley

How to get in touch…

Gaddesden Society President
Trevor Fernandes 01442 843498

Gaddesden Society Honorary Secretary
Mandy Haynes 01442 842496

Gaddesden Society Treasurer
Phil Heaphy 01442 842283

Diary Editorial Team

Phil and Rachael Heaphy 01442 842 283

Emma Thon

Genny Snowdon 01442 843834

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