I am so proud to have brought the Early Stroll Songs to the light of day on Tuesday.
It was a fantastic evening, as I hope anybody who came along will attest. Ian McMillan was on sparkling form, guitarist Amanda and lutenist Mark were brilliantly sensitive and yet wonderfully sololistic with their colour and energy, while Richard's score for the Songs themselves - which I already loved - grew on me even more as I sang through it a few times.
Ian's words, of course, were equally brilliant and a joy to convey. The characters, the sights, all painted with so few words.
We are planning on posting the live recording of the songs on Soundcloud over the next couple of weeks. I'll keep you posted on Twitter.
In the meantime, a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the evening: the sponsors and grant awarders, the crowdfunders, the Bristol Festival of Song, St Georges and all the individuals who've supported the project from its start.
We'll be bring the Early Stroll Songs to other venues soon - watch out for details!
Along with Pat Leighton and Helen Roberts. We provide a new perspective on some of Mozart's favourite opera arias - re-imagining what it would have been like if they'd all appeared in the same opera... Plus some seasonally appropriate songs, duets and trios. At Arnos Vale, November 26th, 2.30pm
Paying homage to Mr Puccini in his house in Lucca. 'Questo mar rosso' looks very different in the original sketch https://t.co/dIwx8JVAMA
Getting altitude sickness being quite so far up this table. But are we safe from relegation yet? 😃 https://t.co/kpToGNHgRH
Mmm. It might be Bristol Shopping but that jam's from Tiptree. My life in a nutshell - Tiptree and Bristol... https://t.co/CZ7k3lN8en
RT @CooperElinor: So excited I used awesome twice in one tweet. We sound *that* good. @bbcproms #prom30 https://t.co/IJIJMDkOTT