|Posted by Gabrielle "Gaby" Berbey on December 31, 2011 at 3:30 AM|
On December 2, 2011, Children in Need held a concert at Villa Capri in Santa Rosa. The event was sponsored by Cioppino’s restaurant in San Francisco which donated $3,000 to Chronicle Season of Sharing in honor of the club. The extensive program included six pieces and had a diverse range of music and instruments. The program started with Matthew Lee performing a wonderful Toccato from Partita No.6 in E Minor by J.S. Bach. Gaby Berbey followed with the upbeat and playful Violin Concerto in E Minor, by Felix Mendelssohn. To direct the tone of the concert to a more serious one was Kuni Migimatsu, playing Sonata N.2, Op. 14 by Sergei Prokofiev. Following Kuni’s performance was Lianne Pearce, who did a beautiful rendition of the Concerto in E Minor, Allegro Moderato by Pietro Nardini. RJ Pearce then performed his amazing solo, Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 48, No.1 by Frederic Chopin. To conclude the classical portion of the evening were Gaby and RJ performing Sonatensatz byJohannes Brahms. The mood of the concert then shifted to a more relaxed pace with Cory performing Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, by Ralph Bland, putting all of the residents in a cheerful holiday mood. Ending the benefit concert was talented Tyler Leswing playing one of his own compositions, entitled Australia.
The club members left the venue with a light and festive feeling of being able to spread holiday cheers to the residents of Villa Capri.
This was the third time Children in Need performed at Villa Capri, and it truly touched the hearts of everyone in the club to see all the residents still so enthusiastic about the club. The members greatly enjoyed performing at Villa Capri, as they always feel welcome and the audience always makes performing a memorable experience due to their appreciating for the music itself.
Related photos: http://www.childreninneedclub.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=12792658.