Prize-winning pianist and skilful soprano at concert

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The next lunchtime concert at St Leonard’s Church, Seaford, takes place on Saturday, March 21, at 1pm.

The show will feature pianist Rosemary Kemp and soprano Julia Kemp.

Rosemary is a former scholarship pupil and prize winner at the Royal College of Music London.

She is a qualified secondary school teacher with post graduate qualifications in special needs. She has also performed and taught piano, harpsichord and electronic keyboard professionally.

Rosemary set up the SNAPPS Special Needs Advocates Group based in Seaford and ran it for twenty years prior to its closure in 2012.

Rosemary played professionally prior to having a family and she has continued to play at a local level for festivals, clubs and theatre groups.

Julia was a music student and choral scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, where she graduated with a first in music.

While studying at Trinity, Julia received singing lessons from Sheila Barnes and participated in her Lingua e Lirice opera course, culminating in a performance of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in Panicale, Italy.

Previously, she sang in the National Youth Choir of Wales and in a number of regional ensembles.

This concert has free admission with a retiring collection and lasts about one hour.