RHS Fundraising Concert and Reception

RHS Fundraising Concert and Reception

Join us for an evening with two world-class pianists: Malcolm Martineau and Steven Osborne with eminent soprano Lorna Anderson.

6th June Update: Tickets still available, purchase on the door

As part of our ongoing campaign to save the Royal High School we are pleased to offer this world class event to help us raise funds to continue our work.

Malcolm Martineau is recognised as one of the leading accompanists of his generation, he has worked with many of the world’s greatest singers including Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Janet Baker, Olaf Bär, Barbara Bonney, Ian Bostridge, Angela Gheorghiu, Susan Graham and many more.

Steven Osborne’s standing as one of the great pianists of his generation was publicly affirmed in 2013 with two major awards: The Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist of the Year and his second Gramophone Award, this time in the Instrumental category for his recording of Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition and solo works by Prokofiev. Previous awards include a 2009 Gramophone Award for his recording of Britten’s works for piano and orchestra, as well as first prize at both the Naumburg International Competition (New York) and Clara Haskil Competition.

Lorna Anderson studied with Patricia MacMahon at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, and excelled, winning several awards. In 1984, she won First Prize in the Peter Pears and Royal Overseas League Competitions and in 1986 won the most highly regarded English vocal award, the Purcell-Britten Prize for Concert Singers. Lorna Anderson has appeared in opera, concert and recital with major orchestras and festivals throughout Europe and elsewhere and is a renowned performer of the Baroque repertoire.

Royal High School Campaign
The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland believes that the hotel scheme will irretrievably damage one of the most important Greek Revival buildings in the UK and the world and, by extension, the set piece of Calton Hill, which lies at the core of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site.
Please help us to fund this campaign by attending this concert and also by visiting or writing to your city councillors (find them at www.edinburgh.gov.uk/councillors/search), and MSP as Scottish Ministers will decide this important case (find them at www.parliament.scot/msps.aspx).

All funds raised will be used to support our efforts to stop this inappropriate development, the primary cost will be legal fees incurred during the Inquiry of the first hotel proposal. The AHSS have engaged a distinguished Planning Lawyer, feeling that the cost of an Advocate would be too great, to represent us in all the legal proceedings. We have sought donations from private donors/trusts and have committed funds from our central pot, we hope that this public appeal will fill the gap that remains. It is highly likely that the second hotel proposal will also go to an Inquiry. Thank you for your support.

Venue: Stockbridge Parish Church, 7B Saxe Coburg Street, Edinburgh EH3 5BN
Time: 6:30pm start
Tickets: cost £45 (£10 for students) including post-concert reception. Payment should be made in cash, cheque or BACS transfer. Cheques are made payable to ‘the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland’ and should be posted to Sarah Pearce, AHSS, 15 Rutland Square, Edinburgh, EH1 2BE. Please write ‘RHS’ on the reverse of the cheque.
For payment by cash or BACS please contact Sarah Pearce in the National Office: 0131 557 0019 sarah@ahss.org.uk