Foundation well represented at Windsor Recital
Posted on 3 July 2012
The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation was recently well represented at a prestigious private recital hosted by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at Frogmore House, Windsor for a small special group of donors of The Outward Bound Trust, of which HRH The Duke of Edinburgh is the Patron.
Dame Kiri had been invited for this recital personally and invited fellow Foundation trustee Professor Terence Dennis to be her accompanist. At very short notice Terence made the trip to the UK with the encouragement and financial support of the University of Otago. Terence is currently Professor and Head of Classical Performance Studies at the University of Otago Department of Music. He has accompanied Dame Kiri in recital many times – in NZ, Australia and Hawaii. The recital included works by Handel and Vivaldi, songs by Liszt in French and Italian, Canteloube’s Chants d’ Auvergne and a selection of English folk songs and concluded with Puccini.
The concert was so successful that the Outward Bound Trust has agreed to promote Dame Kiri in two further recitals later this year with funds being shared between the Trust and the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation.
Photo caption: –HRH The Duke of Edinburgh with Dame Kiri & Terence Dennis.