Cathedrals of sound: in rehearsal

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I’ve just discovered this photo from the Colyer-Fergusson Cathedral Concert last month, which has languished waiting to be posted. Taken from halfway up the raked choral seating behind the University Orchestra, it gives a sense of the mighty forces which assembled for the concert back in March.

Altogether now... in rehearsal

The day is especially long for all the performers involved, beginning at 9am when some of us begin to move the equipment from campus to the Cathedral; there then follows the rehearsal until 2.15pm, and then the concert in the evening.

A truly monumental occasion, and a terrific opportunity to perform in such an ancient venue.

(I should reassure readers that this was taken during a movement when there was no piano playing in the Stravinsky Firebird Suite. Honest…)

About Daniel Harding

Head of Music Performance, University of Kent: pianist, accompanist and conductor: jazz enthusiast.
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