Pushkin House 02

Today’s Rachmaninov recital at Pushkin House in Bloomsbury, London was made extra special for me as my friends Hilary and Edwin journeyed into central London to come and support me. As this was my very first public performance of Russian song knowing that their friendly faces were in the audience gave me a huge boost. It was great to catch up with them during the event and I hope they had a safe journey home.  It was lovely to meet up with Norman Cooley who has been a huge help to me with both his advice and support when he comes along to my performances in London.

Pushkin House 01

The day went well and I was so pleased for Maya Soltan who has worked tirelessly putting these two recitals together and I wish her every success for next week’s recital. It was a joy to perform alongside such a talented group of performers in a fabulous setting.

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Next week I have been invited to perform as part of a Remembrance Concert that the Tideswell Male Voice Choir are presenting at the ‘Cathedral of The Peak’ St John The Baptist Church, Tideswell, in Derbyshire on Saturday 10th November 2018 at 7:30 pm.  The concert will be bringing together both the memories of Tideswell men who died in the Great War presented by Tideswell Living History Group and songs that became associated with great conflicts of the 20th Century.  We hope that the concert will help remember those who gave up so much in an uplifting and celebratory way so their memories live on as we strive to work together to keep the peace made possible by their sacrifices.

WW1 First World War Abstract Background with Poppy


I hope you don’t mind me finishing my post today by sharing this video with you that is a celebration of ten years of contemporary art creations by my good blog friend Eric Jackson, he set his pictures to the Scots Song by James MacMillan which is one of my favourites from my Studies in Scotland. Eric has been such a source of inspiration for me as he has followed his own dream, and I would encourage you to check out some of his amazing work.

24 thoughts on “Remember November

  1. Charlotte, it was a privilege to be able to come and hear you and many other amazing and beautiful young voices, and wonderful piano playing, in a lovely intimate setting. You all did Rachmaninov proud and we heard many songs that we look forward to listening to again.

    I love your singing of the Scots Song and Eric’s video, but for some reason, we can never see your blog photos on any of our computers. They appear as boxes with labels e.g. Pushkin House 02.

  2. Well done for your Russian recital. 👏 I’m looking forward to the remembrance concert at Tideswell, and seeing you again. Eric’s photos are fantastic and enhanced by your music. I’ll be visiting his blog to see more now, thank you for another brilliant post Charlotte 😘

  3. Wonderful Photos Charlotte! Congrats on your Russian recital. Love Eric’s works too.
    The Remembrance Concert looks like it will be terrific….all the best, Charlotte!

  4. Gorgeous photos, Charlotte. And a Russian recital – you are branching out! I would love, love to hear the concert with the male chorus. That should be super special. We just attended an a capella concert by the Clef Hangers, the oldest male a capella group at UNC. It was amazing – their voices are superb. Only the best of the best gets into this group. Send us something from that concert!

  5. Congratuations on the successful Russian recital! The Remembrance Concert with your friends in the Tideswell Male Voice Choir will be wonderfully moving, I am sure. Best of luck with that. Thank you for sharing the film of Eric’s beautiful photography. Your song goes so well with the pictures!

  6. Wow! The collaboration by Eric and yourself is outstanding. I will check out more of his work. It seems to me that 2 great talents have bonded. Congratulations!!

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