REVIEW OF SPIRALLING 60TH EVENT IN SANDBACH
The (Sandbach) Chronicle 3/10/13
….Sioned Williams wowed the audience with her harp playing.. she was absolutely brilliant
As chief harpist in the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sioned had virtually come straight from the hectic schedule of the Proms, not to mention all her other musical commitments. Covering English music from the 16th – 20th centuries, Sioned’s inspirational playing created a joyous evening, enhanced by her explanation of each piece. Particularly poignant was the story of the Welsh valley that was submerged to provide water for a nearby city. One audience comment after the concert summed up the evening: ” It’s the first time I’ve heard music and really understood what it was all about”. Then there was the couple attending their first concert who bought season tickets for the series before the evening’s end.
But above all, the sight of Sioned, sitting surrounded by young musicians after the concert, and no doubt quite exhausted, chatting and probably giving them the benefit of her experience, seemed to “say it all”!