Free Online Lunchtime Concert: 3 sisters, 4 keyboards
This concert will allow you to experience the contrast and differences between two keyboard instruments (with 4 keyboards) but also the similarities in their beauty and ability to captivate audiences. You will soar from the majestic scale of the pipe organ to the dreamy sounds of the piano.
Each of the pieces performed will highlight the range and possibilities of each instrument and demonstrate unique composer styles throughout the years. Combinations of the traditional organ and piano with classical as well as modern contemporary music will be sure to intrigue and further broaden your perspective on the endless possibilities of music.
Gloria (16 years) has had the privilege of being an organ scholar at All Saints Church and Nelson Cathedral since 2017. She holds her ATCL Piano Recital Diploma in Music Performance and Grade 8 Trinity Organ with Distinction. In 2019, she was awarded 1st place at the NZOA (New Zealand Organ Association) performance awards. Amen (13 years) and Taemen (11 years) achieved Grade 8 Trinity Piano with Distinction and Grade 6 Piano with distinction respectively.
Gloria learns piano from Anne Shearer and organ from Dr Kemp English. Amen and Taemen learn piano from Joel Bolton and organ from Dr Kemp English.
With the belief that “Music heals”, they continue to make music every day to benefit others. They hope you will be encouraged and uplifted through this concert.
1. BOLERO DE CONCERT (Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély) – Most of Lefébure-Wély’s work was extroverted, even flamboyant, in the mood of his time period.
2. CARPE DIEM (Mons Leidvin Takle) – Carpe diem: “Seize the day”
3. SONGS OF PRAISE (Herbert Chappell) – Theme for the BBC television series from 1980-1986.
4. 32 PIANO VARIATIONS IN C MINOR (Beethoven)
5. REMOTE XIANGELLILA (Ma Jinfeng and Zhang Nan)
6. IN DREAMS (from The Lord of The Rings)
7. CARILLON SORTIE (Henri Mulet) – “One of the greatest showpieces of French Romantic organ music”, draws inspiration from the definiton of ‘sortie’, a set of bells in a tower.
8. FANTASIA IN E FLAT MAJOR (Camille Saint-Saëns) – Two contrasting movements; the first elegant and peaceful, with the second strong and grandiose.
9. POWER OF LIFE (Mons Leidvin Takle)
Free to view online at 1pm on concert day: https://digitalvision.live/ncma
NCMA’s Lunchtime Concert Series is proudly sponsored by Nelson Pine Industries, Naked Eye Digital Video and Venuetech.