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
This week in... 1885Saturday, June 20th, 1885
Over 2,000 people attended the Temperance Gala held at Greencroft Park, Haltwhistle.
Led by the Bardon Mill Brass Band, 12 temperance societies paraded through the town, prior to an open air meeting in the park.
During the event the Rev. J.M. Russel condemned the House of Commons for rejecting a proposal to increase taxes on spirits and beer.