June 2013

ImageAlthough a little later than promised, here is a photo of the incredible Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum In Glasgow, where the Gabrieli Consort sang a beautiful programme of Morales and Lobo. It was a a stunning spot and the audience were clearly mesmerised by the whole experience. It was a rather fleeting visit to Glasgow for me with a flight there on the morning of the show and a train home the following morning, but it seems like a very handsome city and one which I look forward to revisiting.

Since then I have been planning and rehearsing. I have had several meetings about potential new projects, some of which I hope will be featuring on here very soon. 

I’ve a busy weekend ahead; on Friday I will travelling to Birmingham to join Ex Cathedra as they perform a live soundtrack for the screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 Space Odyssey. Although I have never seen the film, I am aware of its cult historical significance and am really looking forward to the experience. The film will be followed by a performance of Ex Cathedra’s 40th anniversary commission – Earthrise by Alec Roth. This 40 part piece has a score that mirrors the now famous image of the earth as seen from space. The effect is stunning!

In complete contrast, on Saturday I will be joining the York Musical Society for solos in Mozart’s Coronation Mass, conducted by David Pipe. This group are reputed to be the oldest choral society in the country, with a dynamic a diverse programme of concerts each year. It will be very strange to sing in the nave of York Minster out of a Minster Choir context. I’m sure the experience will be very rewarding.

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