Music was an ever-present feature of Stella’s life; she was steeped in music from her early childhood in 1930s London. Her parents, a pianist mother and a violinist father, were brought together by music; young Stella and her brothers learned the piano; she and Ivor, also a pianist, were brought together by music. And as many of you will know, they attended every public concert they could, and were regular fixtures at St David’s Hall, always the same seats, overlooking the stage, close to the orchestra. In her later years she would play with equal pleasure both classical pieces and those old-time singalong numbers with which she entertained the residents of Ty Enfys Care Home every Tuesday afternoon. Ty Enfys remained a place very close to her heart, where both Ivor and, later, his brother, had been residents. It is our intention to commemorate her life by playing an annual concert at Ty Enfys in her memory and in celebration of her contribution to our musical community.
Provided by Martin Gordon of the Recorders Group