Tim proves more than Abell

From the left, Tim Abell at the piano, concert organiser Barry Brown and flautist Kristine Healy.
From the left, Tim Abell at the piano, concert organiser Barry Brown and flautist Kristine Healy.

Australian Flautist Kristine Healy and her accompanist Tim Abell were a resounding success at the rececent concert t Padiham Unitarian Church.

The large appreciative audience – many of whom travel from the Ribble Valley for the series of fund-raising concerts – were spellbound by Kristine’s control of her instrument, complemented by Tim’s unbelievable adroitness on the piano.

It was impossible to believe that Tim was, in fact, a stand-in at just 24 hours’ notice after the young lady originally booked from Belarus was unable to obtain her visa in time.

Pieces by Bach, Faure and Poulenc were just a flavour of a programme performed with consummate skill by a pair of highly talented musicians. Tim wowed the audience with his solo performances, culminating in “Embraceable You” by Gershwin, arranged by Earl Wild.

The final concert of the current season will take place on Saturday May 11th at 7-30 p.m. and will be performed by an amazing steel band – The Pantonic All Stars. Money raised from the concerts goes to the North West Air Ambulance, The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and the church. For more details phone concerts organiser Barry Brown on 01282 773336 (e-mail: barryrbrown@gmail.com)