Archive for June, 2009

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June 28th, 2009

  • ALI GOT A FIRST! 🙂 I’m a HAPPY MUM #

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June 26th, 2009

  • Michael Jackson is dead. The end of something extraordinarily special. A great genius and quintessence of an era. #

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June 23rd, 2009

  • Sat night alumni feast at which Chapel choir sang superbly and Fellows choir sang (slightly underpowered- but intrepid!) #
  • Queens’ choir sang superbly at Sunday’s COMMEMORATION OF BENEFACTORS service. Alex Breedon’s last service. He got a 1st in History:) #
  • …what a legend. Organ scholar here at Queens’, organising, training and conducting the choir, stunning cellist and he gets a 1st in HI … #
  • … Vintage Queens’. I gave a little speech and a garden lunch for Alex and the choir. We also held a drinks party in Long Gallery for 5 … #
  • Queens’ Chapel choir recorded a cd this weekend. Quite a good result. Let me know if you want a copy! #
  • Yesterday was spent to Voce. Lots of plans afoot! Meeting with Mark de Lisser to discuss our joint NEO GOSPEL concert in Oct. Then GREAT … #
  • Get NEO GOSPEL in your diaries! Oct 24th in London. Voce with ACM Gospel choir. Gospel, Swing, Blues and Jazz. Yippee! #
  • Mike Brewer’s Francophone piece I commissioned sounds fantastic. Learnt it with Voce last night. Hope you’re all coming 12th July 🙂 #

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June 22nd, 2009

  • My commission by Mike Brewer arrived today! I commissioned him to compose a complex 8-part piece based on French nursery songs.. #
  • … For Voce’s ENTENTE MUSICAL concert and tour this summer. It’s brilliant. Come to the concert dear followers! 12th July. See… http://www.v#
  • ..www.vocechamberchoir.org.uk for tickets and join me for DRINKS after #

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June 20th, 2009

  • Last night we hosted a party in London last night for DOROTHY ZINBERG for her UK friends. Very interesting, colourful and distinguished lot! #
  • THAT was after an excellent catch up lunch with Nicola, my Voices Foundation CEO. We are doing FABULOUSLY WELL. See our website! #
  • Today. Finishing touches to our beautiful new TERRACE. Bliss. Dropped in on Chapel Choir recording… #
  • … Followers-
    Let me know if you want a cd when it’s ready. It’ll be good. #
  • .. Then dropped in on BATS SHAKESPEARE play in our tudor cloister court. Wonderful. AND our DEGREE RESULTS are good… #
  • .. Our organ scholar Alex got a FIRST in History in addition to everything else he’s achieved. What a STAR. That’s Queens’ for you! #

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June 18th, 2009

  • Good Housekeeping Choir of the Year has been launched! I am Chairman of judges and artistic director of big concert for winning choir on … #
  • .. Meeting yesterday to thrash out details. Voce will be showcase choir for winner’s concert which I’ll conduct. Anticipating 100’s of e … #
  • Terrific dinner last night at Jamie and Lucinda Bruce. Her book on entertaining is outstanding and her meal last night was OUTSTANDING. #
  • .. Probably the best private meal of the year. I love them 🙂 (they happen to be cousins :)). Met lots of nice new people too #

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June 17th, 2009

  • AMAZING flowers arrived from Arki Busson this morning with ecstatic thanks and pride for our Barbican event. RESULT! 🙂 #
  • WHAT A BALL last night. May Ball here at Queens’ I have never been to a better bash. SUPERB… #
  • …Florence + The Machine – the main act – were fabulous as was the Fellows’ and President (and HIS WIFE)’s DODGEMS showdown! #
  • …the best aspect of the May Ball was having Ed and Jess with us. Ed and John in WHITE TIE. Wow! (4 of us in my dress! Eek!)… #
  • .. HOWEVER, hitherto, I have set my reputation on claiming everyone can sing. I have discovered an exception…:(.. #
  • .. Cambridge’s first Boyband Blueprint! Many virtues but ability to sing not among them 🙂 #

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June 16th, 2009

  • Tonight Bob Geldof and Arki Busson came to our concert at the Barbican. All key people deemed it to be a success for ARK. Absolute Retur … #
  • After a full day of rehearsals, the kids did themselves and us PROUD and I compered BRILLIANTLY, so I’m told 🙂 #
  • Queens’ May Ball tonight! Spent today in catch up meeting with my AGENT and visiting my NEW NEICE, INDIA KIRA ANN and bestowing gifts 🙂 #

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June 15th, 2009

  • My new niece is called INDIA KIRA. So thrilled. Been making stuff and buying stuff in anticipation of meeting her TOMORROW 🙂 #
  • Sunday with Nephew Clem. He is fantastic- I adore his company. His birthday treat included big shopping, lunch in garden.. #
  • ..chatting through problems, cinema – Looking for Eric. quite good Ken Loach film AND student May week BBQ. Noisy 🙂 #

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June 14th, 2009

  • Yesterday went to KING’S CHAPEL- the most beautiful Gothic building in the world. To hear Maxwell Davies/Motion premiere… #
  • ..on Climate change and Beethoven 9. CUMS under Cleobury – conductuing not his strong point! Ode characteristically OVERWHELMING #
  • ..followed by glorious dinner (cooked by ME) in our glorious garden listening to MAY WEEK revelries on the river.. #
  • .. with our friends the Maaslands from New Zealand. John is a Queensman who ROWED FOR CAMBRIDGE (way back!).. #
  • PLANS hatched this weekend. 1. Choir Tour to NZ. 2. Pilot for my own show on Classic FM. And more…:) #
  • AND my NEICE was born this morning. Gonna spoil her rotten! :):):) #