Concert in memory of Ken Reed will feature Mozart and Chopin and much more

By Sam Acourt in Events

HOLY Trinity Church in Salcombe is holding its fifth concert in memory of Ken Reed who guided the re-ordering of the church.

Ken Reed always saw the potential of using the church as a concert venue and this year they are welcoming Johan de Cock, a pianist who studied in Stellenbosch, South Africa. He made his debut in the City Hall, Cape Town, in 1996, performing with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra.

He moved to the UK in 2000 and quickly established himself as a composer, music producer and vocal accompanist. He married a Salcombe girl and made his home in England.

In recent years he has performed at St Martin-within-ludgate, Steinway Hall and Burgh House, as well as giving recitals in Chichester, Eastbourne, Lewis and Hastings. He has a particular interest in modern music and has premiered works by many contemporary composers including Bonging Ndodana-Breen, Frederick Stocken, Stephen Beneking and RA Moulds.

His programme in Salcombe will include works by Mozart, Chopin and Schubert in the first half, followed by Gardel, Grandos, Gershwin, Mompou and Ellington in part two.

The event will take place on Thursday, October 20, at 6.15pm for pm. Tickets are available from the Tourist Information Centres in Salcombe and Kingsbridge and Bonnigtons Newsagent in Salcombe. The evening begins with canap├ęs and a glass of bubbly.

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