|Posted by Gabrielle "Gaby" Berbey on December 31, 2011 at 3:20 AM|
On the evening of December 17, 2011, two representatives from Children in Need, RJ Pearce and Gaby Berbey performed at a private holiday party hosted Mr. and Mrs. David Butze. The performance started with Gaby performing Jules Massenet’s Meditation from Thais, accompanied by RJ. The calm, yet heart-warming piece was a perfect way to start the program. She was followed by RJ playing the Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 48, No.1 by Frederic Chopin. The technicality and musicality required to play the piece completely captivated the audience. To end the performance, Gaby and RJ played the Sonatensatz by Brahms. This lively and fast-paced piece, along with the balance between the violin and piano left the audience greatly satisfied with the performance.
In lieu of getting paid, RJ and Gaby, asked the hosts to donate to Chronicle Season of Sharing during the holiday season.
This performance brought RJ and Gaby much closer to the Branson community. Their goals going into the performance were to raise awareness about Children in Need, receive donations for Chronicle Season of Sharing, and provide quality music for the audience. By the end of the night, all of their goals were successfully accomplished. Not only did they receive several generous donations, and also spark the interest of many Branson families towards Children in Need, but also left the audience genuinely impressed with all the performances.