Sunday, 27 March 2011

Music for Lent and Brahms Requiem

Busy musical weekend! A concert with Wimbledon Chamber Choir yesterday with Lent music, Schutz, Monteverdi and Palestrina. Lorna sang the Alto solos with us, always a treat, and the Soprano soloist, Jessica is looking for singing teaching work, so I'll arrange for her to teach singing at Notre Dame, as Matthew has a waiting list - symbiosis!

Next, playing at school for the ND Sisters and Old Girls for Mass this morning (after the clocks went forward and a late night) with Fr Rudolph and his luxuriant beard - he looks more like a Russian Orthodox priest.

Then, playing Brahms 'Ein Deutches Requiem' at All Saints' Putney.
Wonderful, but sad too as it was performed in memory of my violinist friend Alison's husband Nicholas, who died 3 weeks ago. Alison was conducting - she was marvellous, as ever. The church is so beautiful, and it has the most amazing Pre-Raphaelite stained glass windows by Burne-Jones. I've played there many times, but today was especially lovely with the late afternoon sun streaming through them. The proceeds of the concert will go towards setting up a bursary in Nick's memory for bassoon students at the Royal College of Music, where he was a bassoon professor.
R.I.P, Nicholas Hunka.

1 comment:

  1. Fab windows, my friend has stained glass in her kitchen it looks amazing when the sun shimes in through the windows, I should give up stuff for lent but I dont think I can stick to anything, what did your friend die of? x


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