Pip Burley, OW, Presents… “The Golden Age of Song”

Celebrating the lives and work of the four greatest songwriters who ever lived


Guest enjoyed an unforgettable evening with the first instalment of Pip Burley’s magical “Golden Age of Song” this summer when he profiled the lives of Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin. Pip performed to a packed concert hall of Old Whitgiftians and their guests who were full of praise for the wonderful music and fascinating presentation and unique footage.

Please don’t miss the opportunity to experience the second and final evening where Pip will pay tribute to the lives, words and music of Cole Porter and George Gershwin – the other two songwriters who defined popular music during the first half of the last century.

Saturday 7th or 14th October (tbc), WHITGIFT SCHOOL, CONCERT HALL at 6.00pm

Come and enjoy their beautiful songs – as fresh and inspiring today as when they were first written – and hear about the triumphs and tragedies of these musical geniuses who cast their spell on us all.

Songs featured include…

‘A Foggy Day in London Town’, ‘The Man I Love’, ‘Love for Sale’, ‘Every Time We Say Goodbye’,  ‘Embraceable You’, ‘In the Still of the Night’, ‘Night and Day’, ‘So In Love’, ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’, ‘Begin the Beguine’,  ‘I Got Rhythm’, ‘Summertime’, ‘Rhapsody in Blue’, ‘True Love’…

…and many, many more.

Lavishly accompanied with slides and videos of their lives and music – with occasional illustrations on the piano.

A delicious buffet supper with wine will be served during the interval.

Minimum Donation £30 per person or £25 for those that attended on June 24th. Please send a cheque made payable to the Whitgiftian Association Trust and send to Naomi Newstead, Whitgiftian Association, Haling Park, South Croydon CR2 6YT or call 020 8633 9926 or e-mail naomi@whitgiftianassociation.co.uk

A huge thank you to Old Whitgiftians and their guests who attended the first evening and for raising over £2,000 for the Whitgiftian Association Bursary Appeal, which will all be used to provide help with fees for a deserving and talented boy from a low income family.