Events 2018 Archive

Dancing in the Salon
with Ross Alley

Wednesday, April 11th 2018

“Music inspired by the Dance”
With performances by Tait Awardees

Join us for our 5th Concert in the Salon
presented by Ross Alley
with performances by Tait Awardees.

Iona Allan, Violin;
Courtenay Cleary, Violin
Samantha Crawford, Soprano
Andrey Lebedev, Guitar
Madeleine Randall, Oboe
Wilbur Whitta, Jazz Piano
Bronte Zemlic, Mezzo Soprano


1) Madeleine Randall (Oboe)
Telemann: Oboe Sonata in A minor (Siciliana, Andante and Vivace)

2) Courtenay Cleary (Violin)
Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances
Ross Edwards: “White Cockatoo Spirit Dance”

3) Bronte Zemlic (Mezzo Soprano)
Bizet: Habanera from Carmen
Weill: Youkali

4) Andrey Lebedev (Guitar)
De Falla: Miller’s Dance
Albeniz: Asturias

5) Bronte accompanied by Andrey
Manuel de Falla: “Asturiana”

6) Iona Allen (Violin)
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.1 arr. by Heifitz
Britten: Waltz from Suite for Violin and Piano

7) Wilbur Whitta (Jazz Piano)
Wilbur Whitta: “Mr. Potato Head”

8) Samantha Crawford (Soprano)
Lehar: “Meine Lippen Sie küssen so heiss”, from the operetta ‘Giuditta’
Novello: “Waltz of my heart”
Wagner: “Du bist der Lenz”

9) Tutti
Loewe: “I could have danced all night”

Piano accompaniment: Chad Vindin

Join us for our 5th concert in the Salon with Ross Alley. The Tait Memorial Trust has great pleasure in announcing this year’s showcase of its awardees in an evening concert on 11 April at Leighton House entitled “Dancing in the Salon”. Artistically directed by Chad Vindin and presented by Ross Alley, our extremely talented young Australian performers will sweep you off your feet – literally – as they inhabit the rhythms of the dance in this year’s Salon Spectacular.

The great Russian-American choreographer George Balanchine once said “Dancing is music made visible” and, of course, it is the intoxicating power of musical rhythm that articulates both art-forms. “Dancing in the Salon” promises to be a hugely enjoyable celebration of dance-defined delights performed by the Tait Memorial Trust’s musical awardees. All dancers need partners and so too do our artists. We look forward to your support on 11 April.
Front cover: Unknown costume sketch from the 19th century. Source: Viola, Lady  Tait’s JCW  collection of costume designs.

Leighton House
12 Holland Park Rd
London W14 8LZ

Tait Friends at Stoke Lodge


Tait Friends and their guests are invited to join us at the official London residence of the Australian High Commissioner, HE The Hon Alexander Downer AC and Mrs Nicola Downer AM, to bid them a fond farewell.

 Special guest appearance by
Oud virtuoso, Composer, and ARIA award winner
Joseph Tawadros AM

Leanne Benjamin AM OBE to announce our new ballet awards

Tuesday 20th March at 6.30 for 7pm
Stoke Lodge, 45 Hyde Park Gate, London SW7 5DU

Tait Friends: £30

Guests of Tait Friends: £35

Dress: Lounge Suit
RSVP: Tait Memorial Trust, 4/80 Elm Park Gardens, London SW10 9PD
Book online:
Phone: 020 3289 5347    Tickets are strictly limited