'Chamber music for a Summer’s Evening'
Fundraising Concert in St Athernase Church on Saturday 27th May, 7.30pm
On Saturday 27th May at 7.30pm in the historic Norman church of Leuchars St Athernase, a group of top musicians will take to the stage in a concert of varied and familiar chamber works. The concert will be to raise funds for the restoration of the church, which is sadly in need of attention, and will be given by local musicians St Andrews String Trio, and viola and piano duo Jess Wyatt and Douglas Holligan.
The first half of the concert, performed by the St Andrews String Trio, will pair familiar pieces with some lesser known works. The trio, which is made up of Melanie O’Brien (violin), Jess Wyatt (viola) and Graham Leicester (cello), was founded in 2012 and has performed at the Younger Hall, St Andrews Botanic Gardens and for Dundee Chamber Music Society. Its members enjoy busy musical (and non musical!) careers and are well known local performers and teachers. The trio will play J S Bach’s famous Wachet Auf (Sleeper’s Wake) and part of his Art of the Fugue arranged for string trio, as well as some Scottish pieces such as My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose. A more upbeat feel will be provided by Brahms’ Hungarian Dance and a lively Piazzolla Tango.
The second half of the concert will feature viola and piano duo Jess Wyatt and Douglas Holligan, in a programme of Bach balanced by Russian composers. The duo, who are both alumni of St Andrews University, perform together regularly and have played at the Byre Theatre and at Edinburgh Society of Musicians, most recently in a performance of Shostakovich’s Viola Sonata Op. 147 last October. Jess Wyatt studied with Jane Atkins (principal viola of the SCO) at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, graduating with distinction before pursuing a freelance career as a performer, as well as being in demand as a teacher. Douglas Holligan studies with Philip Fowke and has taken part in masterclasses with Artur Pizarro, Susan Tomes and Martin Roscoe; he has also performed on Radio 3. The duo will perform Bach’s Viola da Gamba Sonata in D BWV 1028 and Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, paired with Rachmaninov’s soaring Vocalise and Glazunov’s melancholic Elegie.
A Very Special Fashion Show!
Ladies! Make a note in your diaries... Thursday 20th April 2017
Leuchars St Athernase Regeneration Fundraising Committee will be hosting a very special Fashion Show in the Main Hall of the Kilrymont building of Madras College, St Andrews.
Doors will be open at 7pm and the fashion show will start at 7.30pm.
A high quality raffle will be available on the evening.
A wide selection of current clothing from very well-known High Street stores will be modelled by professional models. You will then have the opportunity to try on (in changing rooms) and buy from the large stock of clothes and accessories which will be available on the night. Everything will be offered at greatly reduced prices - often as much as 50% off the normal retail price.
The following are some of the retailers whose clothing and accessories will feature on the evening:
M&S...WALLIS...TOPSHOP...COAST...DOROTHY PERKINS...ASOS...EASTEX...KALIKO...PHASE EIGHT...PLANET...NEW LOOK...PRECIS...FRENCH CONNECTION...AUSTIN REED...RIVER ISLAND
With current stock from such a range of very well-known retailers at much reduced prices, this is an opportunity to enjoy an evening with your friends, have fun trying on the clothes you have seen modelled and know that you are helping to raise money to regenerate St Athernase.
Tickets cost £7.50 each and must be purchased in advance from Alison Jeffrey, 01334 870674.
Plenty of parking is available at the school.
Leuchars St Athernase Regeneration Project Community Day
Christmas Craft Fair
The Christmas Craft Fair took place in the Burnside Hall, Balmullo on Saturday 12th November 2016. There were over 20 stalls, with skilled artisans from all over Fife and beyond. The day was a huge success and raised over £3,000 for the Regeneration Project! Congratulations to all those who worked so hard to make the day such a success!
The Balmullo Gala Day 2016
Leuchars St Athernase Church participated in The Balmullo Gala on Saturday 11th June 2016. Damp weather did not dampen the spirits and the Burger Stall was very successful and managed to raise £540.10, with donations given later of £118.80.
Storehouse NE Fife
Storehouse is a foodbank serving the most vulnerable people in our community of NE Fife. We give bags of food and toiletries to individuals or families who are in crisis and are unable to provide for themselves.
VERY LOW STOCK:
Tinned meats in sauce e.g. mince and gravy, casserole
Instant mash or tinned potatoes
Pasta and Pasta sauces
Tinned curry and Rice
Jams and spreads
Tinned fruit and desserts
Biscuits and Crackers
For more information visit www.storehousenefife.org.uk
Foodbank Donations for Storehouse NE Fife can be left at The Coach House.