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CONCERTS AND WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOLS
In 1997 the first of a number of Schools Projects was introduced, funded by money from the Lottery  (Arts4Everyone) and led by Russell Keable with the Schidlof Quartet.  The schools involved were Woolmer Hill, the Royal School and Godalming College. Presentation concerts were given in each school. Since then similar events have been organised by HHH Concerts.

The Waldegrave Wind Quintet The Waldegrave Wind Quintet   In March 2017 The Waldegrave Wind Quintet gave a first-class concert
at Grayswood Primary School.

The quintet comprised flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet and French horn. In a workshop afterwards, they explained the function of each instrument and the children learnt about, and practised, different musical rhythms.
In the afternoon the Quintet went on to St Christopher's Church (see below).

MUSIC IN SCHOOL: Thursday 17th March 2016 Valeria Kurbatova (harp) and Luce Zurita (flute) held a music workshop this year before performing at a Teatime Concert in St Christopher’s Church (see below). The two competition–winning musicians introduced children to their instruments.

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Music Workshops: Thursday 19th March 2015

The Gelachter Wind Trio is a charming young group made up of Emma McGovern (oboe), Adam Slater (clarinet) and Susanne Simma (bassoon). They gave a concert and workshop at Grayswood Primary School in March. The children sat attentively during the concert and thoroughly enjoyed a rendering of The Pied Piper with words and music . The Trio also held a workshop for older children where they studied rhythm and beat and joined in a jazz piece. The Trio went on to St. Christopher's Church in the afternoon to give a concert (see below).
It was a most worthwhile visit sponsored by the Haslemere Challice Fund and the Community Foundation for Surrey.
Gelachter Wind Trio Grayswood School, Year Three, workshop with the Galachter Wind Trio

Jubilee String Quartet
The Jubilee String Quartet
 
On Thursday 20th March 2014, before performing at the afternoon concert in Haslemere (see below), the Jubilee String Quartet went to Charterhouse School, near Godalming, to perform for pupils. Many of the students in the audience take music and some have formed their own groups, so being able to meet this Quartet with several years experience was particularly interesting for them.

On Thursday 21st March 2013 the pupils of the Grayswood Church of England Infant School enjoyed an interactive concert by the Rose Trio – Rebecca, Suzanne and Tamsin Thorn who make up a trio of wind instruments: the oboe, clarinet and bassoon. The concert was attended by the whole school of 90 pupils aged 5 to 9. They listened entranced to a variety of music from Bach to Gershwin and were invited to clap rhythms, guess the name of the tune, and, a few of the bravest tried their hands at conducting. The concert was followed by a question and answer session for the older pupils. Susan Fox, standing in for the head Sally Bloomfield, introduced the Rose Trio and thanked the musicians at the end.
This event was supported by the Community Foundation for Surrey the Haslemere Challice Community Fund & The Concertina Charitable Trust.

Rose Trio Rose Trio -  Rebecca Thorn (clarinet), Suzanne Thorn (oboe), Tamsin Thorn (bassoon) - at Grayswood Church of England Infant School.

On 5th October 2012 the Piatti Quartet gave a concert at St Bartholomew’s Church of England Primary School under the auspices of the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust. There were 120 children aged 7 to 11 involved, most of whom learn a musical instrument. Members of the Quartet led a lively session with plenty of interaction from the children. Each instrument was described in turn and the children were taught how a composer might set about composing a string quartet. Musical games were played and some of the children were invited up to the front to try their hand at conducting. The following day a group of 14 children, accompanied by 3 members of staff, attended the Piatti’s concert in St Christopher’s Church.
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Piatti Quartet workshop
Piatti Quartet, from left to right: Michael Trainor, violin; Charlotte Scott, violin; Jessie Ann Richardson, cello; David Wigram, viola.

On 21st March 2012 the pupils of the Grayswood Church of England Infant School and St Bartholomew’s Church of England Primary School were treated to lively sessions of music–making by the three talented musicians of Trio Anima: flautist Matthew Featherstone, violist Drew Balch and harpist Anneke Hodnett. Starting in the morning at Grayswood, with all 86 pupils sitting in rapt attention, the Trio played music by Ibert, Telemann, Ben Haim and Debussy before a question and answer session where the children learnt about the instruments. This was followed by a workshop led by all three musicians involving about 20 children. There was body percussion, singing and the creation of a piece of music inspired by the children’s ideas and performed by them with Trio Anima.
The afternoon session at St Bart’s followed a similar pattern with all 370 pupils, headmaster Charles Beckerson, head of music Sally Hollyer and all staff present to enjoy the concert. The workshop which followed involved children who are studying musical instruments which included guitars, recorders, flutes, one violin and one trumpet. All were inspired by the members of the Trio and gradually overcame their shyness to create a story expressed in music with everyone playing or singing with great enthusiasm. These events were organised by HHH Concerts and supported by the Community Foundation for Surrey with funds from the Haslemere Challice Community Fund and Tunnel Vision Fund.


Trio Anima at Grayswood Church of England Infant School. From right to left: Anneke Hodnett with harp, Matthew Featherstone with flute and Drew Balch with viola.

Community Foundation for SurreyIn 2011 funding was provided by the Challice Fund and Community Foundation for Surrey for an event at the Grayswood Church of England Infant School.  The pupils enjoyed a morning of lively music-making with violinist Harriet Mackenzie and classical accordionist Milos Milivojevic.  After listening spell-bound to tango music by Piazzolla and a serene violin piece by Bach, the children had a session of learning and performing songs with actions. Milos Milivojevic demonstrated his accordion, enabling children to get up and examine the instrument.
HHH Music Workshop Harriet Mackenzie with children from Grayswood C of E Infant School; Milos Milivojevic demonstrates his accordion

In 1998, 2000 and 2001 there were three Schools Projects funded by money from the Lottery (Awards for All); these were ambitious in scope, involving the students in writing their own compositions under the guidance of Russell Keable. 
String Workshop Woolmer Hill School
Members of the Schidlof Quartet with Russell Keable (director/presenter) and children of Woolmer Hill School 2001.
From left to right: Ofer Falk (violin), Russell Keable, Bridget MacRae (cello, seated), Lawrence Power (viola, seated), Annabel Meare (2nd violin, standing)

The artists who took part were the Schidlof Quartet in 1998 and 2001 and the Haffner Wind Ensemble in 2000.  Six local schools, both Primary and Secondary benefited from the Projects and in each case parents and local dignitaries were invited to a final concert. In 2001 a String Workshop Day was directed by Russell Keable.  One was planned for 2003, but the application for a grant was unsuccessful. These projects are costly so funding has to be found from an outside source.

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CONCERTS FOR THE ELDERLY AND DISABLED
In March 2006 a new project was launched: an afternoon concert in the Grayswood Village Hall for elderly and disabled residents of homes in the Haslemere area.  Admittance was free and the expenses were met by funds from the Awards for All lottery scheme. Since then a concert has taken place each year in the Spring.

In March 2017 the Waldegrave Wind Quintet gave a concert in St. Christopher’s Church.
The quintet gave a teatime concert for around 60 elderly people who enjoyed music by Ibert, Mozart and Debussy.

Teatime Concert: Thursday 17th March 2016
Valeria Kurbatova (harp) and Luce Zurita (flute)
performed at a Teatime Concert in St Christopher’s Church. As in previous years, the concert was organised specifically for the elderly and residents of Care and Residential Homes in the area. The two young instrumentalists performed duos and solos by Classical and Romantic composers. Tea was served after the performance, rounding off an enjoyable musical afternoon.

Thursday 19th March 2015: Concert at St. Christopher's Church
After their morning visit to Grayswood Primary School, the Gelachter Wind Trio gave a concert for the Elderlyand Disabled at St.Christopher's Church. This performance continued the tradition of an annual event, given by different music groups, for the benefit of the elderly and the residents of many of the Care and Residential Homes in the Haslemere and Hindhead area. The trio played a varied programme which delighted and entertained the Community Foundation for Surreyaudience with works by Mozart, Beethoven and dances by Cecilia McDowell. The audience came from Chestnut View Care Home, Peperham House, Redwood Manor, Langham House, Moorlands Lodge to name but a few. Also attending was the Deputy Mayor of Haslemere, Cllr. Peter Isherwood. Tea was served afterwards before everyone went home, the whole event was much enjoyed and appreciated by the audience and they are so looking forward to next year's concert.
The concert was generously sponsored by the Haslemere Challice Fund and the Community Foundation for Surrey.

The 2014 Concert for the Elderly and Disabled took place on 20th March
at St. Christopher's Church rather than the usual venue of Grayswood Village Hall. The Jubilee String Quartet, who have been playing together for 7 years, included Tereza Privratska and Alanna Toett-Tieppo on violin, Stephanie Edmundson on viola and Lauren Steel who plays the cello. They played four pieces by Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart and Britten. Tea was served after the performance. The Mayor of Haslemere, Cllr Mrs Libby Piper, also attended.
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The Jubilee String Quartet at St. Christopher's Church, Haslemere, March 2014.

On Thursday 21st March 2013 at Grayswood Village Hall the Rose Trio gave a concert for a large audience of elderly people drawn from Redwood Manor, Peperham House, Chestnut View Care Home, Fernhurst Good Companions, Hyden Hill and the Meath, together with their carers and friends. Rebecca Thorn introduced the programme which began with a Divertimento by Mozart and moved on to pieces by Gershwin, Fujik, dances by Seiber and theme tunes from favourite TV programmes by Jim Parker, finishing with a very lively Polka by Dring. The Mayor and Mayoress of Waverley, Councillor Tony Gordon–Smith and Mrs Cathy Gordon–Smith, were present to enjoy the concert and afterwards chatted with members of the audience and the performers over a cup of tea. This event was supported by the Community Foundation for Surrey the Haslemere Challice Community Fund & The Concertina Charitable Trust.
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Rose Trio performing at Grayswood Village Hall, March 2013.

On 27th March 2012, at Grayswood Village Hall, a large audience of elderly people drawn from Redcot Residential Home, Redwood Manor, Peperham House, Chestnut View Care Home and Fernhurst Good Companions with their carers and friends enjoyed a concert by the Pavâo String Quartet (Kerenza Peacock, violin; Jenny Sacha, violin; Bryony James, cello; Natália Gomes, viola). The audience were delighted to find that on the menu were songs from the shows of their youth: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ and ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’. As well as these popular numbers the four girls of the Pavâo Quartet played music by Borodin and Dvorak. The programme was introduced by Kerenza Peacock, lead violinist of the Quartet. The Mayor and Mayoress of Haslemere – Councillor Jim Edwards and Mrs Lesley Edwards – were present to enjoy the concert and afterwards chatted with members of the audience and the performers over a cup of tea ably served by HHH committee members and their helpers. The event was organised by HHH Concerts and supported by the Community Foundation for Surrey with funds from the Haslemere Challice Community Fund and The Tunnel Vision Fund.

In 2011 Harriet Mackenzie (violin) and Milos Milivojevic (classical accordion) followed their morning session at Grayswood C of E Infant School with a performance in the Grayswood Village Hall for a large audience of elderly and disabled people with their carers and friends.  Like the school event this was supported by funds from Challice Fund and Community Foundation for Surrey.

Previous performances:
2010: William Godfree and Friends
2009: The Brodowski Quartet
2008: Aurora Wind Ensemble
2007: Harriet Adie Harp Trio
2006: London Concertante


 

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Harriet Mackenzie (violin) and Milos Milivojevic (accordion) performing in Grayswood Village Hall, March 2011



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