June 3rd 2023 Celebrity Concert £15
Derek Paraviciniand Friends
We are thrilled to welcome back renowned pianist, Derek Paravicini, alongside Professor of Music, Adam Ockelford to present a concert of music in aid of the Amber Trust. Adam is founder of the Trust, a charity that supports visually impaired children, including those with additional disabilities, who have a talent or love for music, to fulfil their musical potential. Derek Paravicini was born at 25 weeks. He was blinded by an overdose of oxygen therapy. This also left him with a severe learning disability and autism. He began teaching himself piano at two years old and first shot to fame playing jazz with the Royal Philharmonic Pops Orchestra in London, aged nine. Derek has made numerous concert and television appearances worldwide. He featured in the series Extraordinary People (Channel 5). Derek has been called 'The Human iPod' due to his ability to learn thousands of pieces simply by listening to them once. Derek will play a selection of light classical music, jazz and songs from musical theatre.

Guest performers twelve-year old blind pianist, Chapman Shum, and Amber Trust Ambassador and cellist, James Dew, currently studying at the Royal College of Music will also appear.

Join us for a truly wonderful evening of music making.
Tickets available on the door.

~ Programme ~
Derek ~Two Georgias
  Georgia on my Mind Hoagy Carmichael
  Sweet Georgia Brown Ben Bernie & Maceo Pinkard
Derek ~Homage to Oscar Peterson
 Greensleeves Anon
 Honeysuckle Rose Fats Waller
James Dew~The Romantic Cello
 The Swan (Carnival of the Animals)Saint-Saëns
 Salut d'Amour Elgar
Chapman Shum~The Romantic Piano
 Mazurka in A minor, Op17 #4Chopin
 Impromptu in G flat major, Op51 #3 Chopin
Derek ~Homage to Jason Rebello
 Summertime George Gershwin
~ Interval ~
Derek ~Striding Out
 Ain't Misbehavin' Fats Waller
 My Very Good Friend, the MilkmanFats Waller
Derek ~Homage to Erroll Garner
  MistyGeorge Shearing
  Lullaby of BirdlandGeorge Shearing
James Dew ~Back to Bach
 Cello Suite #1, Prelude, BWV 1007 Bach
Derek ~Over to You!
 Derek takes requests from the audience
Derek ~In time with Gershwin
  Fascinating RhythmGeorge Gershwin
  I Got RhythmGeorge Gershwin

The Amber Trust is a charity that supports blind and visually impaired children through music.