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Christmas Concert Programme 2006

I've had a letter from Caring at Christmas thanking us for our collection which raised 358.30. A worthwhile effort I would say.

Passing Notes February 2006

Once again I have had the good fortune to attend two great concerts at St Georges recently. The National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain was superb, providing an immaculately played programme of music covering a large stylistic range. They demonstrated how to make music making fun.

More recently, I caught the opening gig of a tour by Quercus (Oak). Ian Ballamy, sublime on tenor and soprano saxes, June Tabor with the richest of controlled voices and pianist Huw Warren.

Stylistically they were unclassifiable. Ian Ballamy is a jazz saxophonist, June Tabor, a long established folk singer, and Huw Warren, a pianist and composer with jazz and classical leanings. Together they produced a potent mix of emotional and technically brilliant music. There is just so much amazing talent out there and once again it was a privilege to experience such wonderful music making.

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