Sunday, 21 May 2017

A Lovely Afrernoon

I have just come back from a piano recital in St Mary's by Alexander Ardakov.

The programme consisted of Tchaikovsky Chopin and Rachmaninov

He  is a world acclaimed pianist and the playing was wonderful.

It's possible that I've never mentioned before that St Mary's superb accoustics attract musicians of all ages, styles and abilities.

Every Thursday lunchtime there is a concert of classical music, sometimes the performers are students, sometimes young professionals just making a name for themselves, and sometimes someone of world standing who is familiar with the famous St M's accoustic.

We also have a jazz concert three or four times a year which attracts well known artists from many quarters.

It is quite a long time since I went to one of the performances as a member of the audience and had forgotten what a pleasure and privilege it is to be able to enjoy music of such a  high standard in a 'mere' church.

The sun was shining outside but I was quite happy to be inside just absorbing the music.

8 comments:

  1. So glad you had an enjoyable outing, Ray. Your love of music is a real gift to be cherished.

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  2. Yes, you're right Sue. I sometimes think it is the only constant in my life.

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  3. It sounds wonderful...your words strike many chords !

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    1. It was a really enjoyable experience and I was lucky enough to be only about six feet away from the piano.

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  4. How fortunate you are and how I envy you!

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    1. Fortunate indeed that St. Mary's was the church I became involved with after John's death.
      It has become a life-line in so many ways.

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  5. The music sounds wonderful but even more wonderful was the fact that you noticed the sun!!! Back on line Ray? I'm glad!!!

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