Methodist Church to host virtual concerts


Having cut their Lunchtime Concert series t short when the country went into lockdown, Alderley Edge Methodist are are delighted to offer our music-lovers a virtual alternative.

Lyric coloratura soprano Charlotte Hoather, accompanied by George Todica, will be performing in virtual coffee concert which will be screened in the church as a Virtual Coffee Concert on Wednesday 21st October and Wednesday 4th November at 11.00 am (arrival from 10.30am).

Charlotte graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a First-Class Honours Music Degree, but she is now based in London, having attained a Master's in Performance from the Royal College of Music, where she studied with Prof. Rosa Mannion, Andrew Robinson and Simon Lepper.

In July 2018, Charlotte won first prize in the Pendine International Voice of the Future at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod, and she has a most impressive list of opera performances in Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Paris and New York to name just a few.

Charlotte's accompanist, George Todica, also graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and recently completed a Post Graduate Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music in London under the guidance of Norman Fisher.

Born in Romania, George has been participating in competitions since the age of 8, and has obtained over 20 First Prizes in International Piano Competitions. As a concert pianist, he made his debut at the Wigmore Hall in October 2018, and has performed internationally in prestigious halls all over Europe.

Jean Walker said "Charlotte's performance in February was really well received, and she has very kindly offered a further recital of English songs and Italian arias."

Due to social distancing, places are strictly limited to 30, and tickets can be obtained (free) online

The event is free but donations to 'All We Can' would be welcome.

Jean added "All We Can is part of the work carried out by the Methodist Church's Relief and Development Fund, which we are also supporting through our Harvest Festival Service on Sunday, 18th October."

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