Kassia Choir put on a totally rad show in March taking its inspiration from the 70s. I had fun choosing the 70's wallpaper designs to hang and also the 70s graphics for their tops - the absolute best ones came from maths and physics textbooks. Who knew they would be such a treasure trove? The biggest take away for me was the volume and quality of the soloists! Auditioning, selecting and rehearsing soloists is never my favourite part of the job but Naomi did it brilliantly. Sp
Since my disappearance I have been involved in two great Tallis Vocalis concerts (Tudor Moments: January and A Renaissance Easter Journey: April). The first was rehearsed and conducted by choir member William Chung. It made a nice change to be singing every week and the music was beautiful: Philips, Taverner (the old one), Sheppard, Parsons, Gibbons, Tomkins and Tallis. We sang in TST's rather lovely St. Andrew's Church. A lovely start to 2016. Hot on this concert's heels was
After 18 months of planning I flew to the beautiful island of Jeju, Korea this March to be the Choral Director of a FOBISIA Choral Festival, hosted by Head of Music Jemma Morrell and the North London Collegiate School, Jeju (for those not in the know, FOBISIA is a regional federation of the leading British international schools in Asia - www.fobisia.org). 120 singers aged 11-17 from Malaysia, China, Philippines, Taiwan and Korea got together to put on a show in just 48 hours,
I'm not sure how that happened but it's 3 MONTHS since my last post. ...OK, maybe I do know how it happened, my brain / life has been resembling this woman's recently BUT I am getting there! There's lots to catch up on. A lot has been happening...