Orchestral delights

by Helen Hooker November. 27, 2016 1471 views

I love the look of joy on Ruth's face as she conducts

My focus this weekend has been a recorder orchestra course I've been tutoring on near Hoddesdon.  About seventy recorder players came together on Friday evening and it's been an absolute joy to work with these lovely people.  The highlight of the course for me was yesterday evening when I had the pleasure of conducting a performance of a Bach Harpsichord Concerto with my friend Rosemary Robinson playing the solo part.  It was a tall order to work through and perform this amazing work in ninety minutes but it was such fun too.  Today I used a little of my time between sessions to capture the playing that was going on - partly for my own satisfaction but also to use in publicity material for next year's course.

27 November 2016

The contrabasses in action

Great basses

Ann conducting a smaller group in one of the sessions

Steve conducts the final session, with everyone gathered together and Rosemary at the spinet


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Jay Boggess 4 years, 1 month ago

Nice work!

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Gillian Parsons 4 years, 2 months ago

Oh wow they must have sounded wonderful, was so pleased to hear Chris Evans on Radio 2 this morning have guest people playing recorders...............

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