Many members of the audience at the Charmouth Lunchtime Concert held in June, which featured local resident Maria Beazley singing Russian folk songs, were also captivated by the two pianists who played duets of Russian music and accompanied Maria. Such was their popularity that the pianists were asked back to perform this concert in their own right. Incidentally, Maria has also agreed to return to sing for us next season with possibly a programme of French songs.
The programme for this Lunchtime Concert comprised duets by Edvard Grieg, Percy Grainger, Thea Musgrave and Georges Bizet. It was enjoyed by an audience of some 65 people and was the last of the current season. The 2019 season is already being compiled and will again be held monthly from April to September 2019. This next season promises to be as varied as the current one has been, so look out for details in the New Year.