Thursday, 27 June 2013
The Mercers' Company Concert Thursday 20 June at Mercers Hall
I had met the present Master Mercer, The Hon Timothy Palmer, at Ironbridge at the beginning of June when the Masters had gathered together for the weekend. The history of the Mercers' Company at Number One in the roll of precedence is obviously the longest and most distinguished in the Livery and the Company's Hall matches that distinction. The concert featured musicians from the International Musicians Seminar, Prussia Cove that runs two seminars each year and fifteen annual concerts annually on tour in Cornwall. It provides the opportunity for talented new musicians to play to a wide range of audiences culminating in a concert at Wigmore Hall. Stephen Isserlis is the Artistic Director. The audience of Masters at Mercers certainly had a wonderful experience of this initiative, hearing Mozart's Sonata in D Major for Piano and Violin as well as Beethoven's Piano Trio in B flat. After the concert we all enjoyed an excellent supper and much animated conversation. It was a very memorable evening for myself and my Consort.