Sunday, October 29, 2006

A day in the life of a concert I


Arrived at the Barbican Centre for today's Crouch End Festival Chorus concert of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, despite getting stuck in traffic around Trafalgar Square where there is a student demonstration against tuition fees. Just about managed to get to the centre in time to deliver the soloists' water to Tara (our magnificent stage manager) before the rehearsal starts at 14.30. This part of the day is tremendously exciting - the first few minutes of a rehearsal are critical to gauging what the performance will be like, although I'm absolutely confident that this will be the best ever Missa Solemnis given by CEFC (a few tickets still available for anyone who wants to come along tonight).

I'll try and blog some photos at the break if I can get the orchestra manager PC to recognize my camera.


Steve you are too kind!

As somone once said to me 'you are only as good as the peoeple you work with' and since I consider you a part of my Concert Management team that means you.