Internationally renowned soprano Charlotte de Rothschild has performed at a special charity concert at Lane End Conference Centre in aid of Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims.
She was joined at Lane End by pianist Kanae Furomoto ahead of their forthcoming tour of Japan where they are performing at a number of concerts to help victims of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
Buckinghamshire-based international conference venue Lane End hosted the charity event in conjunction with its sister company, EJEF (the Euro Japanese Exchange Foundation).
The event, which raised £1,500, was arranged by EJEF Managing Director Teruko Iwanaga OBE.
It was attended by more than 100 guests including EJEF chairman Professor William Barry; former British ambassador to Japan Sir Graham Fry and his wife Lady Toyoko Fry.
Ms Iwanaga thanked everyone for their valuable contributions toward the charity concert.
“The singing was beautiful and all the guests commented on how wonderful the venue’s grounds were maintained, how delicious the food was and how good the services have been. I am happy that we were able to display our teamwork to all our guests,” she said.
Charlotte de Rothschild is an internationally renowned soprano who sings in 17 languages. She has been hailed as a pioneer in Japan where she was one of the first foreigners to have recorded a complete CD of beautiful Japanese songs.
She tailors her recital programmes to specific themes, the best known being her Family Connections programme in which all the songs are by composers who were either friends, teachers or family ancestors from the last 200 years.
Her charity concert at Lane End was held at The Pavilion, one of five dedicated and completely self-contained conference venues at the 26-acre purpose-built residential conference centre.