Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Cherry Ghost gig at St Phil's

Monday 21st June 1010. A really good gig. Very busy and very, very warm. usually the church is quite cool in summer but not with that many people in on a warm evening. Cherry Ghost seemed to really enjoy it. They had a small string section with them, which added a good extra sound. The new album is out soon and worth looking out for. There are more photos posted on Picasa here:

Monday, 14 June 2010

The BBC Phil and Manchester Chamber Choir in St Phil's

On Sunday 13th June there was a live broadcast from St Phil's on Radio 3. This is a photo of them in action. I've posted some more photos on picasa here:
during this week you can listen to it on iplayer here:
I'm not big on classical music but some of this was wonderful.
Bach: Cantata no. 159 (BWV.159) "Sehet, wir geh'n hinauf gen Jerusalem"
Haydn: Symphony no. 26 (H.1.26) in D minor "Lamentatione"
Bach: Cantata no. 21 (BWV.21) "Ich hatte viel Bekummernis"
Julia Doyle, soprano
Tove Dahlberg, mezzo soprano
Nicholas Mulroy, tenor
Halvor Festervoll Melein, bass
Manchester Chamber Choir;
Nicholas Kraemer, conductor

Friday, 11 June 2010

BBC Phil rehearsal

The BBC Philharmonic are doing a live broadcast on Radio 3 on Sunday morning from St Philip's Church. 
It was sounding really good in rehearsal today. There is going to be a small audience and I may be able to get hold of an extra couple of tickets if any one wants one. And that is a seriously big guitar... or is it a guitar?

Friday, 4 June 2010

my brother, Pip at the camp fire

Camp fire

We've been camping in Llanberis in Snowdonia. The camp site allowed people to light camp fires. I'd forgotten how much pleasure there is to be had from sitting around a camp fire with friends and some bottles of wine. We had beautiful weather too.