A breathtaking performance
Published at 07:43, Wednesday, 13 February 2013
JAMES Gilchrist, one of Britain’s finest tenors, was the guest soloist at Hexham and District Music Society’s latest concert in the Queen’s Hall last Friday.
The first half comprised English songs by Quilter, Warlock, Gurney and Bridge, and culminated in a superb account of Vaughan Williams’ song cycle On Wenlock Edge.
James Gilchrist was at his best: sensitive, clear and often breathtaking.
Anna Tilbrook on piano and the Puertas String quartet supported him with sensitivity and subtlety, qualities they carried to their excellent performance of Elgar’s A minor piano quintet.
Altogether this was an outstanding concert.
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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A workman was buried alive while digging a drain in the Prudhoe Urban Council's housing estate at Oaklands.
Workmates rushed to the aid of 50-year-old Richard Barclay, of Stocksfield, when the wall of the trench he was digging collapsed.
They managed to dig his head and shoulders free before finally pulling him from the earth. He was found to be suffering from shock and bruising.