Saturday 10th June 2017
My oldest and best friend, David Reece - a fellow singing enthusiast - was performing tonight with the Salisbury Chamber Chorus and a fabulous, brilliant percussion quartet, called Beaten Track Ensemble.
The World Premier of new piece, "Space, Time, Energy, Matter", written by the leader of the chorus, Simon McEnery - it is a suite of musical settings of words, spoken, or written by famous scientists and adventurers, including Steven Hawking, Carl Sagan, Richard Feynmann, Albert Einstein, Valentin Lebedev, Buzz Aldrin, to name but some..
It was a challenging piece of modern music, but mesmerising, spellbinding, exciting and uplifting. The chorus and all the soloists were absolutely magnificent...
Oh, and the percussion ensemble ; oh, well. just so focused, on (and off, where necessary) the beat. Versatile, accomplished, young musicians - I spoke to them after the concert, told them about More Than Just A Choir and they have agreed, enthusiastically, to come up and visit us one day and do a workshop.
An amazing day, today.