Alastair Chisholm announced on Sunday afternoon that, thanks to the generosity of many donors, the appeal for funds to cover the cost of refurbishing the Bösendorfer Concert Grand has now reached its target. The announcement was received with great applause by an audience ready for the newly restored piano’s inaugural concert, which was given by International concert pianist Angela Brownridge. Angela gave a stunning performance of Beethoven’s Sonata Op. 57 (Appassionata), a group of Debussy Preludes and Ballade No. 4 in F Minor by Chopin. Her encore was the delightful Valse du petit chien, Those in attendance enjoyed not only a wonderful recital but also a prosecco reception afterwards, courtesy of a generous supporter. The Summer concert series continues until the end of September – see here for more details.
The appeal for funding for the Bösendorfer remains open as care for the instrument will always be costly. To contact us to lean more please click here. Your support is much appreciated.
You can listen to a clip of Angela’s playing here (not at the Cathedral unfortunately – but well worth a listen anyway!)