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The aftershow

Fri 15 May 2009

Last night was the second evening of our week of events Henry George Jospeh Felix at Kings Place, and it also saw the first Aftershow. This is a new idea whereby after the main concert the audience are able to enjoy a short informal performance in the bar afterwards. For this event Double Bassist Chi-chi Nwanouku and ‘cellist Richard Tunnicliffe played Rossini’s Duetto for cello and bass and also treated us to a special arrangement of the aria voi che sapete from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. A good crowd stayed for the event, and there will be another Aftershow after this evening’s 9pm concert of Bonduca when Soprano Elizabeth Weisberg and Alto Timothy Travers Brown will be joined by harpsichordist Steven Devine for a short performance of songs by Purcell.

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St Matthew Passion: Cuenca

Mon 6 Apr 2009

It was very quiet on the coach yesterday afternoon. After a 5.30am start for most we had arrived in Madrid and were on our way to Cuenca for the next performance on the St Matthew Passion tour. The Orchestra have pretty gruelling schedule for the next fortnight or so, they have already done performances in Bristol and Amsterdam which for the foreign dates involves flying out on the morning of the concert, rehearsing in the afternoon, doing the concert in the evening and flying back the following morning. Very tiring and not as glamorous as it might seem!

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