Well. Sunday was a great success and thoroughly enjoyable.
And, yes. HWI will be bringing you a complete rundown on the whole event. We will have reviews, many photos, and video of the performance/workshop by Hayley.
It all takes a little time to co-ordinate, as items are coming in from all over the place. But, as soon as we can, we will have the full package of delights available for you at HWI. And then we will announce it to the world. i.postimg.cc/9fYxy370/smilie-big-grin.gif
I just opened my Japanese copy of: “Wiegenlied” to find my ClassicaLive Ticket from 20th March, 2005 at the London Olympia National Hall. Together with it are my “Hayley Westenra Masterclass” ticket (Note seat no: A18 🤩); flight tickets ✈️ and London Underground tickets from the day!
Sweet Memories... 🤩❤️
You will also see the business card of the official photographer who attended the event too.
I met Hayley and her mother, Jill at that event along with the late great HWI aficionados, Keith and Simon (dressed in their blue HWI sweatshirts) who presented Hayley with a beautiful gold bracelet with 18 diamonds on it, in a presentation box with an engraved plaque, as an 18th birthday present. Hayley’s 18th birthday followed 3 weeks later on 10th April.
HWI have been there to support Hayley every step of her journey!
Hayley provided a Masterclass performing “Pokarekare Ana” and a number of her other earlier pieces.
Dave, Were you and Roger there too? I have a feeling that you were. I remember speaking to Hayley’s manager at the time too (Steve Abbott).