Anna Tetsuya is an active pianist, accompanist and harpsichordist, who enjoys a regular recital schedule. She has recently completed her Masters in Music degree at the Royal College of Music, studying piano accompaniment and Harpsichord performance. There, she received regular coaching from Julian Jacobson, Roger Vignoles and Robert Woolley and has participated in numerous masterclasses, amongst which included Dame Emma Kirkby, Lewis Kaplan and Davitt Moroney. She performs regularly in venues in and around London as a pianist, accompanist and harpsichordist, including concerts at Royal Albert Hall, St. Georges, Hanover, recitals at Chichester Festival, St. Mary's, Aylesbury, St. Andrew, Holborn, St. John's, Waterloo and harpsichord recitals at Handel House Museum.
In February 2008, she was awarded the Alisdair Graham accompanist prize for the English Song Competition at the Royal College of Music, and won first prize with her trio, Stadler Trio in the college-held Woodwind Ensemble Competition. She performs regularly with both singers and instrumentalists on the piano and the harpsichord, enjoying her partnerships with soprano, Helen-Jane Howells, and violinist, Abigail Dance.
The second ever performance of Sir Philip Ledger’s This Holy Child, was the main item in a programme focused on 20th Century English choral works. The programme also included the work of a living composer, Robert Mansell, whose piece Rejoice and Sing was written for St Thomas American Reformed Church in the US Virgin Islands; Herbert Howells’ beautiful A Spotless Rose; and Gerald Finzi’s In Terra Pax. The soloists were Canadian soprano Janet A.N. Fischer and baritone Oliver Gibbs.
Saturday June 21st
The new organ at St Michael's Church was put through its paces by guest organist, Richard Pearce. The soloists were in great form: Alto Jemma Brown gave a fine performance of O Don Fatale from Verdi's Don Carlo followed by Catharine Rogers, soprano, who sang one of Violetta's arias from La Traviata.
The Choir "pulled out all the stops" and gave a fine performance of Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb followed, after the interval, by the Durufle Requiem. It was a great evening enjoyed by the Choir and the audience!
Surrey Choirs hit the high notes at 2014 Leith Hill Music Festival. Read about it in the press here.
Congratulations to all who took part in another wonderful Leith Hill Musical Festival. It was a fantastic day, the choir sounded great on stage with a win in the Elgar part song and a most impressive pair of Ensemble performances attaining joint first!
Congratulations to the Swimarathon team raising money for the LHMF commission. Mandy, Lena & Matthew from BBCS teamed up with Nick and Anne from Leatherhead in Dorking Pools on Saturday 8th clocking up an impressive 58 lengths in an hour (up 11 on last year's total) & coming 'second' to a team of swimming teachers!
Cake Sales: Great fund raising effort from BBCS Members. Many thanks to everyone who baked and bought cakes both at our rehearsals last week and at the combined rehearsal on Saturday.
How musical are you? Take the BBC test and find out - takes about 25 mins.
Checkout the timelapse video of a BBCS rehearsal.