The third season of the Music at St Peter’s recital series started this weekend. This was a varied programme of songs and arias from superb countertenor Jeremy Kenyon (the first countertenor at the series and the first countertenor encounter for many of the audience!) – and then oboist James Turnbull and violinist Clare Wheeler (something of a Christ Church reunion as we all studied there together) contributing Rubbra, Vaughan Williams and the Bach double concerto to the second half. An excellent start! Plans for the rest of the year include Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Brahms’ Clarinet Trio and a range of songs and instrumental pieces. As ever all the concerts raise considerable sums of money for different local charities. Plans are also afoot for a weekend of choral workshops, and for projects in local primary schools linked to the recitals – an exciting year ahead!
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