Events 2011 Archive

Lachlan Monaghan with Isla Baring OAM at Tait's Winter Prom 2011
Lachlan Monaghan with Isla Baring OAM at Tait’s Winter Prom 2011

Tait Winter Prom
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
at Australia House

Richard Bonynge AO CBE, Guest Conductor
Valda Wilson, soprano
Tait Orchestretta
Kelly Lovelady, conductor
Simon Lobelson, baritone
Rosemary Tuck, piano
Antony Gray, piano
Lachlan Monaghan, dance

Programme:
◦ Mozart ◦ Wallace ◦ Wagner ◦ Delius ◦ Carmichael ◦

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The Tait Trust are so saddened by the loss of our dearly loved founding Patron Googie Withers.

Googie Withers AO CBE
Googie Withers AO CBE Patron Googie Withers, CBE AO. (1917 – 2011)

Googie Withers AO CBE
1917 – 2011

Googie was a close family friend of the Tait’s, we met her and her charming husband John McCallum, when John became a business partner at JC Williamson’s with Sir Frank Tait. She remained a great family friend over the next 40+ years and will be sadly missed by us all.

Googie performed in public for over sixty years; in ballet, as a star of the screen, stage, TV in the UK and latterly in Australia. She was a glamour girl — describes as “an erotic quality, strange and provocative by Michael Powell, a serious actress — Shakespeare to Rattigan, and finally a veteran trouper with over sixty films — The Lady Vanishes 1938 to Shine 1994. She often appeared with her husband, the actor John McCallum AO CBE, who was also a Founding Tait Patron. Their daughter, Joanna is now a member of the Tait Trust Committee.

Her most beautiful features were her blond hair, big round eyes, disarming smile and a sense of humour, she was loved by all she met and worked with. She was honoured with a CBE (2002) and AO (1980). She will be deeply missed.

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Danielle de Niese with Tait Chairman, Isla Baring OAM
Danielle de Niese with Tait Chairman, Isla Baring OAM

An evening with Southbank Sinfonia
in support of the Sir Charles Mackerras Chair
With special guests: Danielle De Niese soprano and David Syrus conductor
Wednesday 29 June 2011 at Australia House

The evening helped raise £8000 towards the Sir Charles Mackerras Chair at Southbank Sinfonia

 

13 September 2011 at 49 Queen’s Gate Terrace, London
Spotlight on Tait Award winners
Sky Ingram, soprano
Coady Green, piano
Louise Prickett, soprano
Kylie Los piano

Programme:
Coady Green to play Rakhmaninov Second Sonata, original version 1913.
Louise Prickett to sing:
Plorate, plorate colles (Carissimi, Jephte)
Vidit suum (Pergolesi, Stabat Mater)
Laudate Dominum (Mozart, Solemn Vespers of a Confessor)
Eliza aria (Elena Kats-Chernin, Wild Swan Suite)
Poor wand’ring one (Gilbert & Sullivan, Pirates of Penzance)
Sky Ingram to sing:
Song to the Moon from Rusalka by Dvořák
The Jewel Aria from Romeo et Juliet by Gounod
The Stars Turn by Peter Sculthorpe
The cycle – On this Island by Benjamin Britten
Fleurs by Poulenc
Kylie Los to accompany.

7 for 7.30pm
Suggested donation of £18 to include drink and canapes £10 for Tait Friends
RSVP or for information on the Tait Friends programme
please email info@taitmemorialtrust.org or phone 020 7351 0561.

An evening with Southbank Sinfonia
in support of the Sir Charles Mackerras Chair
With special guests:
Danielle De Niese soprano and David Syrus conductor
Wednesday 29 June 2011 at Australia House

Lady Mackerras and the Tait Memorial Trust, are delighted to invite you to join Southbank Sinfonia for a gala evening at Australia House on Wednesday 29 June from 6.30pm.

Tickets: suggested donation £45; proceeds from this event will go towards the orchestra’s Sir Charles Mackerras Chair, a lasting tribute to the late maestro’s legacy.

We do hope you can join us for this very special event RSVP by Friday 17 June to Hannah@southbanksinfonia.co.uk on 020 7921 0378. Or Please make cheques payable to ‘Tait Memorial Trust’ and send to: Southbank Sinfonia, St John’s Waterloo, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8TY. Alternatively, donations can be made online at http://www.justgiving.com/taitsouthbanksinfonia
Ruthless Jabiru
London’s all-Australian chamber orchestra

Saturday 9 July 2011 at 7:30pm
LSO St Luke’s, 161 Old Street
Kelly Lovelady conductor
Emma Pearson soprano

Peter Sculthorpe Djilile; Small Town; Shining Island: Remembering Henryk Górecki (European première)
Samuel Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Peter Sculthorpe Second Sonata for Strings
Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring

£8, £12, £18, £25 from Barbican Box Office
www.barbican.org.uk/eticketing