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This is the main event of Music Festival, fundraising for the church organ to be restored. We started with a sparkling cantata by Arne (he wrote Rule Britannia), beautifully sung by sop Ildiko Allen. The short pieces chosen showed the variety of music performed, and with the entertaining narration from Dr Alan Borg, gave us a glimpse of the sheer fabulousness of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens in its heyday. The blend between singers and musicians, all on period instruments, was excellent. The church acoustics were supportive without being "boomy" - I could hear every word and semiquaver. What's more, I was even invited to photograph the church and sing at choral evensong next week.
0 · July 8