Grace Baptist Church - Back to school Charity Concert


Grace Baptist Church Concert and Guests

Raising Funds for Music Education in local schools

Featuring Rachel Harding Klaus - First Violinist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra accompanied by Ben Klaus
With selections by Côr Meibion Rhos
Introducing aspiring violinist Matthew klaus (Age 14)

Rachel Harding Klaus Born in Chicago, Rachel studied violin with David and Linda Cerone at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where the faculty awarded her the coveted Joseph and Elsie Scharff Prize in Violin and the Dr. Jerome Gross Prize. Previous teachers have included Michael Avsharian, Steven Shipps and Sonja Foster. In the fall of 2004, she won the concerto competition at the Cleveland Institute and performed the Bartok Concerto with the CIM Orchestra. In June of 2005, Rachel was a prizewinner in the International Irving M. Klein String Competition, Kingsville, and Stulber Competition. She was also the grand prize winner of the Corpus Christi International String Competition. She has soloed with various orchestras, including the Asheville, Kalamazoo, Corpus Christi and Colorado symphonies. Rachel is an avid chamber music player and was a violinist for many years in the Harding Piano trio, along with her two sisters. The Harding Trio won prizes in the Fischoff, Coleman and ASTA chamber competitions. In 2009, Rachel won a position with the Colorado Symphony as Assistant Concert Master. In 2012, Rachel joined the DSO as a member of the second violins, moving to the first violin section the following year.

Ben Klaus Mr. Ben Klaus has a degree in church music, with advanced studies at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. He holds proficiencies in violin, viola, voice, and piano. He has performed with multiple orchestras around the country, most recently as assistant concertmaster of the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra; he previously held positions with the Gardner-Webb Symphony Orchestra and the Charlotte Civic Orchestra. As a vocalist, Ben has held positions with the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus and the Florentine Opera Company of Milwaukee. For the past five years, he has served as the music director of the Troy-Metro Symphony Orchestra, and is currently the music director of the Novi Youth String Orchestra. Ben has taught hundreds of violin, viola, voice, and piano students over his teaching career.
Type: Community Event

Heading: Music

Date: Saturday 27th August

Time: 7:00pm

Ticket Price: £10.00 (Adult)- £5.00 (Child)- £25.00 (Family 2adults/2children)



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Grace Baptist Church - Back to school Charity Concert