Last Saturday, in yet another effort to raise money for the All-Steinway Appeal, the Loughborough Endowed Schools Music School hosted a fundraising concert at Emmanuel Church featuring several alumni of the school, winners of the solo keyboard competitions, and some of the Music School's brightest talent.
The varied programme featured alumni Andrew (voice), Gemma (violin), Corinne (flute) and Charlotte (jazz saxophone), and included classical, jazz and musical theatre. The other performers also got to perform on the magnificent Steinway Model D borrowed for the occasion, which truly sang thanks in no small part to the splendid acoustic of Emmanuel Church.
The All-Steinway Appeal is an effort to turn the LES Music School into an All-Steinway School: only a few exist in the country. This must begin with the purchase of a Steinway Concert Grand for the Recital Hall, followed by uprights for the classrooms and individual tuition rooms, along with a grand for the Grammar School.
This is an exciting prospect especially for a piano student such as myself, and I am sure this will inspire students for years to come.