On a very cold evening it was good to be indoors in the warm in the company of seven members listening to some wonderful music at January’s meeting of the Music Group.
Music chosen included items from Handel’s “Messiah”, with the choir of King’s College, Cambridge, “To where you are” sung by Rhydian, the Habanera from Bizet’s “Carmen”, and Elgar’s Cockaigne Overture, played by the London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sir John Barbirolli. The next item was Brahms Clarinet Quintet with the Bockmann String Quintet and clarinettist David Campbell followed by the 2nd and 3rd movements from Sibelius Violin Concerto, Dong Suk Kang violinist with the Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra.
After refreshments we heard “I believe” sung by Rhydian,“La donna è mobile” from Rigoletto and the finale of “Cavelleria Rusticana” by Mascagni, both sung by Walter Midgley. After which we heard the 1st movement of Elgar’s Cello Concerto, Jacqueline Du Pré cellist, Rachmaninov “Vocalise” played by the USSR Symphony Orchestra, and finally “Angels Guard Thee” by Goddard, sung by Kenneth McKellar.
Report by Margaret Paice