Apart from the fact that illness stayed away and we finally had eight singers with no scores in the concert, the quality of the individual and collective musicianship hit a real high, and the work that we had done with Shakespeare director Tim Carroll to dramatise the piece took the project on to a new level. This is certainly something we would like to develop in the future.
If there are any more of you out there who enjoyed the performance and would like to share your response with us, please don't hesitate to contact us, and do join the mailing list or, best of all, become a Friend!
Looking ahead, our next two projects are:
- a residency at Aldeburgh Music in January (with Open Session on 15 Jan) for a staged concert on 4 April 2015 based on 17th-century French music, entitled 'Pour un tombeau d'Anatole'
- a tour with the Bernese baroque orchestra Les Passions de l'Ame of Telemann's Die Tageszeiten and J.S. Bach's 'Singet dem Herrn' and Orchestral Suite no.3, visiting Bern (18 March 2015), London (Handel Festival, 19 March, online booking from 19 Jan), and Cambridge (Early Music +44 1223 847330, 21 March).
We'd love to see you at one of those events.
Frohe Festtage und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!