Speaker Secretary Ian Rutter reports:
For our Ladies’ and Guests’ Christmas Lunch on December 5th, we welcome back the renowned concert harpist, Margaret Watson. When she performed for us two years ago, the reaction of the members and their guests was unanimously favourable and so, by popular demand, we have invited her again.
Margaret first began playing the harp when she was only fourteen and is now one of the busiest professional harpists in the South East. She has played for royalty, including HRH The Princess Royal, and at venues such as the City Guildhall, (Margaret is a Fellow of The Guild of Musicians and Singers), Covent Garden and Glyndebourne Opera Houses and the Royal Courts of Justice. She has also worked for the BBC and Netflix filming for documentaries.
Margaret makes period costumes to wear when she plays historic venues such as Hever Castle, Polesden Lacey, Brighton Pavilion and Battle Abbey and she hopes to do the same when she visits us in Guildford.
Also in attendance at the Lunch, will be the Mayor and Mayoress of Guildford, Councillor Richard Billington and his wife, Linda.
It promises to be a very pleasurable event, which, hopefully, members will make every effort to attend with a guest or by themselves. (There are currently five unaccompanied members who will be dining, so you will not be alone if your partner is unable to be present).