Hélène La Rue scholarship fund concert

On 24th February 2011, at St Cross College, Oxford Gamelan Society performed a fund-raising concert for the Hélène La Rue scholarship fund.

  • Gendhing Bonang OKRAK-OKRAK slendro manyura
  • Ladrang Wilujeng slendro manyura
  • Dance:: Retna Pamudya
  • Gendhing GÉNDHONG minggah LORO-LORO TOPENG going to Ketawang TARUPALA slendro manyura
  • Ketawang SUBAKASTAWA slendro sanga – Ayak-ayakan Srepeg
  • Lagon SLENDHANG BIRU slendro sanga
  • JULA-JALI SONTOLOYO slendro sanga
  • Dance: Landrang PANGKUR Gambyong
  • Ladrang MUGIRAHAYU – Ladrang SAMIRAN going to Ayak-ayakan PAMUNGKAS slendro manyura

    Guest artists: Ni Madé Pujawati (dancer), Cathy Eastburn (singer)

    Performers: Sarah Ball, Michael Brooker, Chris Cowley, Nomi Dave, Alice Harberd, Jack Harberd, Nicholas Harberd, Phil Jones, Doug Langley, Kate Liddell, Noel Lobley, David McCann, Dave McKenny, Patrick Mallery, Cecily Nowell-Smith, John Pusey, Jonathan Roberts, Pete Smith, Matthew Spring, Kate Wallwork, Liz Wheater, Trevor Weighill, Beau Woodbury and Danny Yee.

    Feedback from St Cross college:
    St Cross hosted a very unusual evening on Thursday 24 February – a wonderful gamelan concert held to launch officially the Hélène La Rue Scholarship Fund. It was organised by Dr Noel Lobley, an alumnus of St Cross who was one of Hélène La Rue’s students and is now an ethnomusicologist working at the Pitt-Rivers Museum. The concert was given by the renowned Oxford Gamelan Society, a group which Hélène was close to and supported very generously. The music originates from Indonesia and is played on a gamelan, a set of mainly bronze percussion instruments. The performance included singing by members of the group and parts of it were accompanied by the sinuous movements of an elegant Indonesian dancer. The terms of Hélène La Rue’s will after her death in 2007 very generously provided for a scholarship fund to be set up to support postgraduate research related to any of the musical collections at the University. This superb concert raised a substantial total to add to the fund and contributions are still coming in, for which the College is immensely grateful.
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