Thursday, 24 September 2015

Brushing off the dust...

Just a sniff of Gunton's fine coffee was enough to revive then RRF team

With thanks to Zsolt-Tihamer Visontay, Elena Urioste, Gillianne Haddow, Ruth Gibson, Nathaniel Boyd and Tim Hugh

So St George's Hall gets it's moment... what a lot of hard work by Pam King and a trusty band who were still working there at 5 pm today, but with both concerts sold out worth it I hope. Anyone with ideas (and preferably money) to take this forward? - I'm sure Orlando is listening (though maybe not until after 4th October).

Tempting attractions on the way to St George's - mine's an IPA
Another Colchester hidden space is St Peter's - it comes as a surprise to walk in and see all those galleries! What a great opportunity to see and hear a performance of Handel's Messiah something like it would have been in 1763! When I asked Orland Jopling what it was that excited him about this chamber version of the familiar music sung by every choir the length and breadth of the land, he said 'It will be fresh, fleet-of-foot and zingy'. Sounds like the perfect thing for a late-summer afternoon. (I think he was describing the music, and not a cool glass of Greene King IPA).

today's song (just click on the title to listen)
Brushing off the Dust - Helen Connelly. Helen appears at the Beth Chatto Gardens Saturday 8pm. Tickets £10 on the door.

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