Archive for January, 2012

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January 29th, 2012

  • Last act Parcifal, King's Chapel, Cambridge (CUMS/Elder) made me weep. Overwhelming. Prof Deathridge gave stunning pre-talk #

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January 27th, 2012

  • The TENNIS! Titans.. #

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January 25th, 2012

  • Taking Vocal Futures to China! Meeting just now to discuss the Beijing/Shanghai 'franchise' #

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January 23rd, 2012

  • Kung Hei Fat Choi Year of the DRAGON everyone…All babies born this year are formidable! #

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January 21st, 2012

  • Did a '40s photo shoot with the Queens' President in white tie for an exhib to raise funds for charity. Red lipstick! #

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January 19th, 2012

  • I had BEST time presenting Assoc of British Orchestras awards in Liverpool last night (Rhinegold/ABO awards) #

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January 18th, 2012

  • 1st Vocal Futures Board meeting of 2012, then to Liverpool to present the awards for Assoc British Orchestras. Excited! #

Stephen Fry: “…one of the most inspirational evenings I can remember.”

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January 15th, 2012

‘The performance of the St Matthew Passion, staged by Patrick Kinmonth and conceived and conducted by Suzi Digby, was one of the most inspirational evenings I can remember. The power and theatre and passion of Bach?s music, combined some of the greatest vocalists in the world, both solo and choral, with a virtual choir of ‘Young Ambassadors’, almost all of whom were new to ?classical? music. This made for a performance that caused the hairs to rise on the back of the neck from the first bars to the great close. It was beyond wonderful to see the Young Ambassadors in the audience (watching themselves in the projected Virtual Choir video for the final chorale) overcome by a music that might have at first glance seemed irrelevant to those of us who are secular and very 21st century. But the power and the infinite emotional depths of the Bach?s masterpiece clearly inspired those singers as much as it did the mesmerised audience. If the Vocal Futures model does not provide a visionary example of how to develop the young audiences of the future, nothing will.

-Stephen Fry

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January 14th, 2012

  • Met with the WONDERFUL Black Voices. What fab folk. I am BEYOND excited to perform with them. Stand by! #

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January 12th, 2012

  • Electrifying series of meetings on next phase of Vocal Futures. We will be the 1st worldwide social networking platform of its kind #
  • Also planning dynamic music programme for Queens' College Cambridge with Silas Wolston – our exceptional Director of Music #