Date: Saturday 16th October 2021
Venue: All Saints, Rotherfield Peppard, RG9 5JN
Rebecca Bell will be performing a charity coffee concert with the renowned pianist, Anthea Fry, to help raise money for the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust.
This coffee concert celebrates nature, the land and the sea, with music carefully chosen to reflect the best of the countryside and the water. Anthea and Rebecca will showcase some of our most prolific and celebrated composers such as Michael Head, John Ireland, Roger Quilter and Robert Schumann. There will no doubt be great joy in performing live again after such a long absence following lockdown.
Anthea and Rebecca hope that you will enjoy this short, sweet offering and join us for coffee, cake and a chat afterwards.
Rebecca and Anthea have been performing recitals together for over 25 years.
Rebecca Bell studied singing and piano for three years at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Anne Wood, Norman Beedie and latterly, Margaret Lensky. She now studies with Matthew Best. Rebecca has sung in concerts, recitals and ensembles countrywide – notably with the Brythoniad Choir and Bryn Terfel at the Criccieth Festival and more recently for the WittMorgan Chorus. Rebecca teaches singing and is Senior Choir Director at St. Andrew’s School, Pangbourne and also has a thriving private teaching practice. She is Junior Choir mistress and Assistant Organist at All Saints’ Church, Rotherfield Peppard and is a keen open water swimmer and runner.
Having taken formal piano lessons from the age of three, Anthea Fry went on to become a prize-winning student at the Royal Academy of Music under the guidance of Robin Wood and Max Pirani. A Wigmore Hall debut led to engagements around the UK, on London’s South Bank and in Europe and the USA. She performs widely as a soloist and chamber musician and has toured the world as a music examiner. Her CD of Schumann piano music reflects a special interest in repertoire of the romantic era.