Monday, May 25, 2009

From the King's Road, Chelsea, London

Great to be able to look up all the news and happenings on the website. Good to see a happy committee at work. Tuesday night in London still seems odd with no choir practice.

On Fri 22 May Hugh and I went to hear the Holst Singers - Stephen Layton Cond. at St Martins-in-the-Fields, singing Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Balakiriev, Chesnokov and 3 others. Absolutely fantastic music and what singing. David you would cheerfully have given away all our altos to have those basses sing with us! Deep notes at the bottom of the mix - amazing. Everyone's head up, music held high but flat. AND what some of the men will be interested in is their uniform. The men looked better than the women. Men wore a black shirt unbuttoned and black trousers. The women - a motley collection of tops, skirts and trousers. Anyway, never mind what they wore, it was their singing! We came away buzzing with it. Another thing was the audience size - we would have been disappointed if it had been ours - we think about 400.

This from Carol Montgomery, currently visiting in London.

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