Feb 07, 2013
Residents at Ponteland Manor were treated to a recital of classical music by students from Newcastle University recently.
Home Manager Jeanette Leadbitter said: “The students contacted us asking if we would like them to come and play for us. I said we would be delighted as our residents love classical music more than any other type of music. Many of them have played instruments and one lady was a music teacher.”
The group played a mix of baroque and classical pieces. Tom Lovatt played two of Telemann's Twelve Fantasias for Flute - No. 9 and No. 12 - while Hannah Tattersfield played the Presto and Sarabande movements of Bach's Unaccompanied Sonatas and Partitas for violin and the melody from Dvorak's Symphony no. 9. Corinna Philpott played the Adagio movement of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto and Lorito Caprice by Francisco Gomez.
Around 20 residents gathered in the lounge to hear the concert. Jeannette said: “Everyone had a wonderful time. The music was fantastic and the students were charming and spent some time chatting away to everyone. And, much to our delight, they have offered to come back and play for us again which we are all looking forward to greatly.”
Thornhill Road, Ponteland - Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE20 9PZ
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