Natalie Bleicher, Hannah Gill and Tim Pryce
with guest speaker , climate change dramatist Julia Marques
Saturday 11 November 2017 at 7:30pm
St Cuthbert’s Church, Fordwych Road, West Hampstead, London NW2 3TN
Admission free; donations welcome
This concert is part of ClimateKeys; a new global movement of musical conversations about climate change established by London-based composer pianist Lola Perrin. ClimateKeys concerts begin in October 2017 and are performed by musicians all over the world. Each concert features a musician performing in collaboration with an expert guest speaker who gives a short talk about positive response to climate change and also facilitates a conversation with the audience.
Programme to include:
Our Planet Earth (selected movements):
7. Wind Energy (1’30”)
3. Solar Energy (2’15”)
13. Light (4′)
15. Our Planet Earth (2’40”)
NATALIE BLEICHER is a classical pianist and composer living in London. She has given several recitals of contemporary and standard repertoire. In 2014 she released a CD Dream Rotation – British Contemporary Piano Works. She has established her own chamber ensemble, Thalassa Ensemble, which gave its inaugural concert of contemporary works in West Hampstead in January 2016. Natalie is accompanist for Belsize Community Choir and Fortune Green Choir and regularly accompanies instrumentalists and singers for grade and diploma exams, recitals and auditions. As a composer Natalie has written pieces for piano, electronic keyboard and harp exams which are published by Trinity Guildhall and Beartramka. Her work Thalassa for flexible ensemble is in the Open Score anthology published by CoMA (Contemporary Music for All). In addition to her performing and composing activities Natalie works part time for BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) as Classical Co-ordinator. Visit nataliebleicher.com for a concert diary, list of repertoire and compositions, to listen to recordings or to purchase copies of her CD or sheet music of some of her compositions.
HANNAH GILL graduated with First Class honours in piano performance from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Born in Wales, Hannah was awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. She was a concerto finalist in the Texaco Young Musician of Wales and performed on ITV in a documentary about the competition. Hannah is Music Director of Côr Llunsain, a London-based Welsh female-voice choir. Performance highlights have included conducting and accompanying choirs on live television at the National Eisteddfod of Wales and Côr Cymru (‘Choir of Wales’) competitions. From 2015-16 Hannah was Organ Scholar at the Southbank Centre, a position which included recitals and demonstrations at the Royal Festival Hall alongside education and outreach work. She is also an Associate of the Royal College of Organists (ARCO) and her choral arrangements are published by Curiad.