Former Caythorpe girl Rosanna Moore to perform on stage in Sleaford

Trio Alexander
Trio Alexander

A concert featuring a talented musician and former local schoolgirl will take place in Sleaford .

Rosanna Moore will play the harp as part of The Trio Alexander group on Sunday, July 17, at 7.30pm, at Riverside Church in The Source, Southgate, Sleaford.

The trio comprises American musicians Adam Paul Cordle (viola), Caroline Sonett, (flute) and Rosanna. Between them, they have performed at the most prestigious concert halls in the world including Carnegie Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, The Smithsonian Institute and The Barbican.

All three are currently studying for their doctoral degrees at the world famous Eastman School of Music in the USA.

Rosanna, who has been playing the harp since she was nine years old, lived on Caythorpe Heath from 2000 to 2005, and it was during her time there that her performing talents were recognised by the then Rector of Caythorpe, The Venerable Canon Brian Lucas, who arranged recitals both in Caythorpe and Fulbeck churches when Rosanna was 13 years old.

As a result of these recitals Rosanna was taken under the wing of Violet Hill who staged concerts for Rosanna at Sleaford Playhouse in 2003 and Stamford Arts Centre in 2004, and in Lincolnshire Oak Hotel in Sleaford in 2006.

In 2002, Rosanna was offered a place at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, from where she was offered a scholarship to study for her Bachelor’s degree (B.Mus) at The Royal Northern College of Music in 2007, under the tutelage of Eira Lynn Jones at both establishments. During her time at RNCM, Rosanna become the first ever harpist to be awarded The Stan Barker Memorial Prize for jazz improvisation and to become an RNCM Gold Medal finalist.

In 2012, Rosanna was offered a scholarship to study for her Master’s degree at Eastman School of Music. Following her Masters, Rosanna has been fully sponsored for her doctorate by the Eileen Malone Scholarship.

Apart from performance and her passion for working with composers to increase the available repertoire for harp, Rosanna will continue the teaching tradition and takes up the appointment of Harp Instructor for Eastman Community School of Music, when she returns to the USA at the end of July.

Tickets cost £8 including refreshments, and are available from Wilcox and Carter Jewellers or if closed from Scarletts, both in Bristol Arcade, Sleaford. or on the door.

The varied programme will include Jaques Ibert - Deux Interludes, Elizabeth Poston - Trio, Michael Frazier - Melic Silhouettes, William Mathias - Zodiac Trio, and Claude Debussy - Sonata for flute, viola and harp.