Friday, December 17, 2010

Northampton Symphony Orchestra concert

17 December 2010

On Sunday I was in Northampton to take part in the Northampton Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas Cracker Concert. It was a real ‘something for everyone’ programme including excerpts from Handel’s ‘Messiah’ (with the Daventry Choral Society) alongside Kleinsinger’s ‘Tubby the Tuba’ (expertly narrated by Graham Padden and featuring NSO tuba player Nick Tollervey). We contrasted the ‘Sleigh Ride’ by Delius with the one by Leroy Anderson. And amid all the Christmas carols there was an explosion of piracy with Klaus Badelt’s music for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ which prompted the appearance of pirate hats, eyepatches and hooks amongst the Santa hats and tinsel. A good time had by all!

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