Concert: Rachel Thomas and Derek Blyth – ‘Quirky Love Songs’

LALG and the Settlement are delighted to announce the eighth in a series of musical events.

An online and Live performance by Rachel Thomas and Derek Blyth. Both are professional musicians with excellent reputations. They will perform a selection of ‘Quirky Love Songs’, on what should be a memorable evening, with Derek on the piano accompanied by Rachel singing.

This concert will take place in the Kincaid Hall, The Settlement and streamed live on Zoom. There are a limited number of seats available, to ensure adequate social distancing and other Covid Secure requirements. A copy of the Settlement’s Covid-19 Risk Assessment can be found in the attachments below.

Zoom bookings
LALG members – Book Here £5

Non-members – Book Here £7.50

Bookings are now open and you will need to register on this website and be a member of LALG to book. Registering is easy and there is a short online video to help you on the right.

About the performers
Rachel is a product of Hertfordshire Music Service, gaining her degree in music and a PGCE at Leeds University, enjoying a varied career in Music education, teaching class music to all ages. She is a vocal and choral specialist but also plays viola and piano. She has taken many lead roles in Drama and Theatre productions including Maria in the Sound of Music and Florence Foster Jenkins in Glorious.

Our own Derek was born in Edinburgh and studied music there, and at the Universities of Aberdeen and Durham. He is a very experienced conductor and recitalist and is a member of the London Accordion Orchestra. He regularly lectures for the Manchester Wagner Society, of which he is president, and for many other organisations around the country. He has helped us create and run the Concert Series, being responsible for booking all of the artists who have entertained here; we finally persuaded him to book himself!

Live audience tickets - booking open on Monday 24th May
The live audience tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis via telephone only at the Settlement on 01462-682828 and will cost £10 just for the seat or £15 if we can tempt you to a glass of wine to add to the enjoyment. A maximum of two tickets per person please, and you will need to provide your contact details including name, email address, telephone number and membership number of either LALG or the Settlement at the time of booking. Non-Members can also buy tickets at £15 or £20 respectively

Anyone joining us live on the evening should be aware that: -

  •  As required, the Hall will be ventilated by leaving doors/windows open so please wrap up in case the heating system does not fully compensate for any cold air.
  • Face coverings will need to be worn at all times, except when drinking.
  • Please enter the Hall only as directed by the Team Members who will be there to seat you safely, and your patience would be appreciated as they do so. You may need to queue for a little while and we ask that you socially distance whilst doing so.

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