Monday, May 26, 2014

Elton Donates Piano to Disabled Teens Centre

ELTON John glasses were out in force during a special presentation event at Godstone's Orpheus Centre.

Magic FM DJs Neil Fox and Verity Geere presented those at the centre with a new piano with a certificate of authenticity signed by Sir Elton John, along with a copy of his Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Gold disc.

Atalanta Beaumont, who volunteers for Orpheus, won the prize through a competition with Magic FM and CinemaLive.

She said: "Orpheus is the perfect home for the piano.

"There are so many talented people here."

After enjoying a tour of the centre, Neil and Verity heard some of the talent at Orpheus for themselves, with student Christopher West giving a beautiful performance on the new piano.

Entertainer and musician Richard Stilgoe founded the centre, which offers young disabled adults the opportunity to get involved in music and other performing arts.

He said: "Many Orpheus students have a passion for song writing. They will pen their own tunes at the Yahama piano, just as Elton John did with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road on the very same model."

- Surrey Mirror

1 comment:

Rodent Boy said...

Elton did NOT "pen" Goodbye Yellow Brick Road on a Yamaha piano....or did I miss something back in May of 1973 in France?