Liz Ostermann, L. Ron Hubbard Foundation; Robin Hogarth, Grammy-winning musician; Cllr Stephen Barnett, East Grinstead Town Mayor and Sheila Gaiman, Executive Producer, Saint Hill International Arts Festival (photo by Hy Money)
A Medley of music for international festival
Excerpted from The East Grinstead Courier & Observer, 12 August 2010
This year’s Saint Hill International Arts Festival opened with a musical line-up on Sunday 8 August 2010.
The festival, now in its 19th year, has attracted participants from all over the world and Liz Ostermann from the L. Ron Hubbard Foundation welcomed the 300 guests to Saint Hill Manor at the weekend.
Robin Hogarth, Grammy-winning musician (photo by Hy Money)
The president of the festival, Robin Hogarth, himself a Grammy-winning musician, spoke of the inspiration that the festival has sparked in artists over the 19 years.
Following the customary ribbon cutting by town mayor, Cllr Stephen Barnett, the traditional concert began.
Choirpower (photo by Hy Money)
One of the highlights of the evening was Choirpower who sang a medley of Get Happy, Bohemian Rhapsody and songs from Fiddler on the Roof - conducted by Marion Shuster and Sue Harvey accompanied on Piano.
There were also individual performances by Soprano Catherine Michel, Soprano Zita Tatrai, Mezzo-Soprano Katherine Rodd and Soprano Marion Shuster.
Other performers included a 17 year old violinist, Mike Perroud from Switzerland.
The Classical Concert Night was the first part of a week-long festival, which included a variety of workshops and master classes in song, drama, film and dance, open to participants of all ages.
For more information on the festival, call 01342 317 057.
Violinist, Mike Perroud (photos by Hy Money)
Soprano, Marion Shuster (photos by Hy Money)
Pianist, Gabriel Arnold (photo by Hy Money)
Mezzo-Soprano, Katherine Rodd (photo by Hy Money)
Choirpower, conducted by Marion Shuster, with Sue Harvey on piano (photos by Hy Money)
Sopranao, Catherine Michel (photo by Hy Money)
Cllr Stephen Barnett, East Grinstead Town Mayor (photos by Hy Money)
Sheila Gaiman, Executive Producer, Saint Hill International Arts Festival (photo by Hy Money)
Liz Ostermann, L. Ron Hubbard Foundation (photos by Hy Money)
Compere, Michael Kennard (photo by Hy Money)
A selection of photos and videos from the week-long Festival
Mike Perroud, Robin Hogarth and David Dempster (photo by Hy Money)
Suzie Mahony and Francesa Cowin
Chiara assisting magician Stan Gerson
Barbara Lanik and Robert Hodkin perform Spamalot's "A Song That Goes Like This"
Barbara Lanik sings Spamalot's "A Diva's Lament - Whatever Happened to my Part?"
"A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists."