Residents of a Maidenhead housing estate were baffled this morning, when they woke to the sound of piano music wafting across their common green. In fact, it was just me, banging away at a 1979 Knight upright. As you do.
Evensong is easily my favourite of all liturgies. I was thrilled to get one last opportunity to sing the ancient service with Taplow Youth Choir.
A barbecue for tour members (and a few members of the choir’s alumni) brought the choir back together after, ahem, just four days apart. So what have we learnt after Taplow’s latest social function?
Andrew Burdett, just back from a choir tour of South Bohemia and Prague, reflects on the beginning of the end of his Taplow Youth Choir membership.
Watch the video of Taplow Youth Choir’s leavers performing a specially-rewritten version of The Road Home, celebrating their time in the choir and on tour.
The thrill of receiving a box of 500 A4 booklets, 2,000 sheets of finest 170gsm silk-printed paper, presenting the world a design that came off your little computer in a corner of your bedroom? It gets me every time.
Celebrated harpist Elizabeth McNulty gave a 45-minute recital at St Luke’s this lunchtime, the latest in a series of Friday afternoon concerts.
It doesn’t matter who you are: virtually no one in Britain goes a week without being somehow reached by some part of the BBC. From cradle to grave, it beams its succulent rays; informing, educating,...