“I run a woodwind ensemble in central London. It would be great to perform in the Music Library and draw people’s attention to the facilities available here, especially for local performers…”
Music to my ears, and this was not just any old woodwind ensemble, this was a group of professional musicians who live locally and use Westminster Music Library offering their services. The Coloratura Ensemble definitely “gave something back” last week, taking time out from their formal engagements to give a free recital to a packed audience in the Music Library.
These outstanding and talented musicians entertained us with a diverting mix of music and styles; from Malcolm Arnold to Mozart, everything was played with artistry and virtuosity.
We also got to learn a bit about the pieces and the composers who wrote them (Ignace Joseph Pleyel was the 24th of 38 children in the family, Malcolm Arnold penned the music for the film ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’). Let’s hope these enthusiastic musicians come back and entertain us again soon, I for one will be booking my place.
Don’t just take my word for it, here are just a few of the comments from our audience:
“The group were excellent, the staff were extremely welcoming, helpful and friendly”
“Ideal venue for chamber music – privilege to be invited. Really interesting programme of worthwhile pieces”
“A very enjoyable and special musical evening. More please!”
“Very well performed, lovely to listen to”