Bring the family to an afternoon concert of Winnie the Pooh songs performed by Alexander Armstrong (1989) baritone, and Rachel Marshall neé Shannon (1989) soprano, with pianists John York and John Kember.
These charming pieces, rarely performed, are the work of the composer, Harold Fraser-Simson, who knew A.A.Milne well as both a neighbour in Chelsea and as members of the Garrick Club in London. Like the verses and the illustrations by E.H. Shepard, the songs were an immediate success, with 67 published between 1924-1928.
The best known, ‘Buckingham Palace’, ‘Halfway down the stairs’, and ‘Vespers’ will all be included in the programme, as well as a selection of other songs and verses.
This event has been put together with families in mind, and, after the short concert, there will be light refreshments in the Ante-Chapel.
We are very grateful to the artists for giving their time and talent, so please do join us for what promises to be a fun and memorable afternoon.
Tickets are free for children under 5, £5 for children between 5-17, and £15 for alumni.