Wednesday, 25 July 2012
After a June concert in de Vereeneging in Nijmegen with the Nijmeegs Studentenorkest directed by Quentin Clare, it's now time to tour Germany and Denmark with the same programme of Schumann, Raff, and some Brahms for myself - the wonderful 4 ernste Gesänge (4 Serious Songs) in an orchestrated version by Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Thursday, 31 May 2012
It's May, so that must mean it's time for more 20th century French choral and organ works with the Ribattuta Ensemble and organist Hayo Boerema. This year sees some Messaien, Langlais, Fauré and a rather fabulous Messe Solonelle by a student of Langlais: Naji Hakim.
It's all good, clean, noisy fun!
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Next week sees my first visit to Trondheim in Norway. Concerts of Mozart's Requiem with the Trondheim Symfoniorkester directed by Richard Egarr will be performed in the Nidarosdomen - the northernmost mediæval cathedral in the world.
(And never fear, I shall be taking a camera with plenty of memory!)
Friday, 20 January 2012
Coming up is a tour full of the flavours of Bach - one including the beautiful motet BWV 226 and a set of new works by Chiel Meijering inspired by Bach for choir, organ, violone and saxophone - with the Ribattuta Ensemble.
Mmmm - Tasty, tasty Bach!