Thursday, July 05, 2007

Beach Boys, Ives and other wacky stuff

IMG_3585Tara snapped this pic in The Flask after Crouch End Festival Chorus's amazing concert at St Michael's Church, Highgate on Sunday. We were fortunate to have local resident and founder of The Kinks, Ray Davies, in the audience. Our Musical Director, David Temple (also pictured), and the Chorus have worked with Ray before on some of his musical projects.

There was no Kinks music in the programme, but we did perform several arrangements of Beach Boys songs by David Bedford (who also attended). The arrangements were made for and dedicated to legendary bassist Herbie Flowers who also managed to come along.

In case you didn't make it and would like to catch the concert, we'll be performing the programme again at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge at 7.30pm this Saturday, 7th July. The concert also includes music by Ives, Morten Lauridsen, Eric Whitacre, Barber and Copland.