Sat, Aug 18 2018 09:02
An August update
Sunshine, summer holidays and the small people in my life make for a neglected website. But thankfully I've been making lots of music recently as well.
This coming Monday 20 August I'll be joining the BBC Singers
for their BBC Proms concert at Cadogan Hall, conducted by Sakari Oramo. The programme is entitled 'The Sense of an Ending
' and includes Hubert Parry's sublime Songs of Farewell.
The next day I'll be heading up to Nottingham (with boys and husband in tow) for the Southwell Music Festival
. The Festival, founded by the baritone and former chorister of Southwell Cathedral Marcus Farnsworth
is now in its fifth year. Having missed all but one of the previous festivals because of bumps or babies or both, I'm delighted to be involved this time. Highlights include a performance of Tippett's 'A Child of our Time' and the Elgar Cello Concerto played by the formidably talented Sheku Kanneh-Mason
I've made some plans for a demo recording in the autumn and look forward to being able to share more recordings in the not-too-distant future. And somehow I thought it was a good idea to sign up to run a half-marathon. Think of me on Sunday 2nd September, as I run just over 21km through the streets and surrounding countryside of Maidenhead. I've found running great for boosting my energy and enthusiasm, both of which take a bit of a battering when one tries to balance the responsibilities of family life with maintaining a varied and interesting career.