Last Saturday saw fifteen Cherubim Musicians take to the stage in Compton Marbling Barn as the high point of the Cherubim Youth Music Festival ’17. With music by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Debussy & Ravel, and it was a splendid occasion. There were three exciting concerts last weekend given by the young musicians of Cherubim Music Trust in Tisbury:

On Friday, two stunning percussionists: Sam Wilson & George Barton gave a concert featuring a computer light show by Sam Steer and wide array of instruments, including an £18,000 five octave marimba loaned by Cherubim. They were joined by 17 year old Heather Brooks who plays a £20,000 harp loaned by Cherubim.

On Saturday, a capacity audience at Compton Marbling Barn in Fonthill Gifford responded enthusiastically to a concert given by the 20 strong orchestra of London music students who play on Cherubim Trust instruments. The Cherubim Chamber Soloists performed a classical programme of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and Ravel, directed by local musician and former LSO violinist William Benham. Soloists included the Gillingham brother and sister Daniel Bovey & Octavia Lamb.

Finally, the highlight of Sunday was a sellout performance of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Marvellous Music to over 150 parents and children in the Victoria Hall Tisbury by Rebecca Kenny and the Magnard Ensemble.

Cherubim Music Trust is a charity directed by Tisbury musician Michael Maxwell Steer that loans professional-calibre orchestral instruments for five year periods to advanced music students, aged 15-25, who cannot afford one that matches their ability. This is the fifth year the Trust has organised a Festival featuring its instrumentalists performing accessible music to inspire young local musicians.

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