Supported by generous help from the Turnovsky Endowment Trust

Bach Choir recovers its earlier renown with fine concert of Mendelssohn and Brahms

By , 28/07/2012
This concert had been originally scheduled for the evening, but was moved to 5pm when it was realised that it clashed with the Orpheus Choir’s major performance of Bernstein’s Candide in the Town Hall. The clash would probably have been more damaging to the Bach Choir than to its big cousin. As a result (I suppose), quite a large audience came to this concert. A good programme was available giving... read more

Leonard Bernstein’s CANDIDE – the best of all possible whirls?

By , 28/07/2012
Pity the poor music-theatre historian charged with the task of drawing together the different strands of creative impulse that have, at various times, produced successive versions of Leonard Bernstein's amazingly durable stage-work Candide. To read of the different productions and seemingly endless revisions, complete revampings included, is to be made to feel as though one's head has been spun in a kind of Voltairesque whirl. Forget the fraught operatic... read more

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