Wednesday, 12 December 2012

2012 and the end of an era

Well, our final concert of the year has been and gone: a festively fantastic Christmassy programme for Dillington House on 8 December. We last played at Dillington in May 2005 so it was a lovely treat to return, this time accompanied by crisp, wintery sunshine and a roaring fire! We were wonderfully looked after during our stay and loved the chance to play all our favourite Christmas carols from The Holly and the Ivy to Jingle Bells (complete with sleigh bells and audience singalong) and Santa Baby! It was quite a departure from our usual programme but we managed to include a few well-known classical pieces too so there really was something for everyone.

The end of 2012 also marks the end of Angharad's time with the quartet. We are very sad to be saying goodbye after a wonderful six years of playing together and the quartet is musically so much more vibrant as a result of her contribution, but we wish her every success for her harp career in North Wales and hope to see her at any concerts we might have nearby!

We are excited though at the prospect of a new member and are looking forward to two days of auditions in January, after which, we will be announcing who is going to complete the new line up for 4G4H!!

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