Rhyme & Reason gala dinner, Tuesday 24th February 2015

Last week, the Banking Hall provided a magnificent backdrop for a black-tie gala dinner to celebrate City Music Foundation’s talented young musicians.

The evening was entitled “Rhyme and Reason” and was hosted by City Music Foundation Chairman Sir Roger Gifford and Master of Ceremonies (and CMF patron) Sir Richard Stilgoe

The musical theme was evident throughout the evening with performances from British folk group Tir Eolas during the reception; followed by Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet, pianist Cordelia Williams, violin and piano duo Foyle-Štšura and finished with a spectacular finale performance from Giacomo Smith, Pedro Segundo & The Kansas Smitty’s jazz band.

A highly successful raffle and auction were made possible by many generous donors with prizes including use of a Grand Tier box at the Royal Albert Hall; tickets to see Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet at the Barbican; tickets to Grange Park Opera; a visit to Court Jewellers Wartski with lunch at the Garrick Club; tickets to the cast a crew screening of the Lady in the Van; a dining experience at Coutts, and private “behind the scenes” tours of Classic FM, the V&A, the Mansion House (including tea with the Lady Mayoress) and London’s sewers! The top prize of the night was a trip to Hamburg to the Steinway factory which raised £3000!

In total the event raised over £20,000 for City Music Foundation’s Artists.

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City Music Foundation would like to thank:

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Everyone who contributed to our silent auction and raffle


All who attended and made it such a successful evening!



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