We rehearsed this for the first time in church last Wednesday and it made a huge difference to have the sax, the organ and the church acoustic – so much better than just with piano. The organ sounded great and it reminded me of playing for Britten St. Nicholas a year ago. I would describe it as medium-sized instrument but it is quite a bit bigger than the one I usually play.
Also on the programme is James Macmillan’s Cantos Sagrados with its uncomfortable text describing political oppression in South America. Without doubt the hardest thing I’ve sung on account of the rhythms, notes and tessitura. Here is a clip from a recording by the Elysian Singers.
Looking forward to the concert now and hoping for an audience.