Livestream 5 was a celebration of two British Composers: Geoff Eales and James Rae. We will certainly re-visit those pieces in the coming months and feature them in our full scale online or live concerts (we are hopeful). Still a 'warts and all' event for us, live streaming is a way to reach out to our audience, friends and family (thank you all). It is also a way to get back on the horse and continue to develop our art. Technology is always a learning curve; I have found a new set-up that will transform our sound and can't wait to start using it from January 2021.
Next week's Livestream 6 will be dedicated to Baroque Music and in particular Giovanni Battista Bononcini who was a contemporary of Handel and also a brilliant composer of Operas. We are playing Bononcini's Divertimento in B flat major originally scored for Recorder and Basso Continuo. It is absolutely wonderful to play Baroque works as they allow for so much freedom of expression; also, instrumentation is interchangeable so we don't feel too guilty about ignoring some of the written instructions.
We finish Livestream 6 with a seasonal favourite of ours, 'The First Noel' arranged tenderly in a jazz style.
Livestream 7 is our final lunchtime performance this year and it's going to be all about Seasonal wonderfulness! Something we all need... wonder!
Join us as we play arrangements of 'What child is this', 'God rest you merry gentlemen' and 'Silent night' .
Bells and Christmas hats are compulsory!