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Rhu & Shandon Community Council

January Sandwich Series

January Sandwich Series

Added at 18:33 on 22 January 2024

January 26th 1pm


  • Bach Brandenburg concerto no. 3 - 2nd movement
  • Gordon Jacob Six Shakespearian Sketches
  • Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat major op.4

As always the doors will open at 12.30pm. Entry is through the rear door of the church (via the ramped access) where you can pick up your sandwich and glass of wine or soft drink. The suggested donation is £15. All proceeds after expenses will go to the Rhu Church Tower Appeal. 

If you intend to attend, please reply to this email - - giving the number attending as soon as possible. This helps enormously with the catering arrangements.

The concert will feature:

                        Diane James - Violin

                        Claire Griffiths - Viola
                        Myra Chahin - Cello
                        Stephen Adam - Piano

Diane James, Claire Griffiths and Myra Chahin frequently play together as the Rannoch Trio. They originally met whilst playing professionally as members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. They will be joined by Stephen Adam for the Schumann Piano Quartet.

Diane James studied violin with Frederick Grinke and has an honours degree in music from the University of East Anglia, Norwich. Following postgraduate study at The National Centre for Orchestral Studies, Goldsmiths' College, London she worked with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Welsh National Opera and Ulster Orchestra before her career as a member of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Glasgow. Now an established freelance player she has worked with the RSNO, Scottish Opera and plays regularly with the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

Claire Griffiths was born in Lerwick, Shetland, living there until coming to Glasgow to study Viola at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. During her studies she was awarded the Viola Subject Prize and Viola Challenge Prize. She then enjoyed a period playing in the Overijssels Philharmonisch Orkest in Holland, learning much wonderful music but not a lot of Dutch! On her return to Glasgow she worked with the Scottish Opera Orchestra for 5 years, after which she has enjoyed many freelance opportunities with all the major Scottish orchestras

Myra Chahin studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London and postgraduate cello with Maurice Gendron in Germany. She combined her work as a recitalist and freelance orchestral player in London with her cello teacher appointment to the renowned Yehudi Menuhin School. Her work took her abroad and after several years in Egypt returned to join the cello section of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Further opportunities allowed her to diversify in to solo recital, chamber, freelance orchestral work and teaching at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is an examiner for the ABRSM (the Associated Board)