Saturday, 25 April 2009
Not my usual gig!
Last night the Map did go to the Concert Hall.
At the h'University. No less.
By Hisself. All alone. In seat 1. Row N.
Full house. Full orchestra. And chorous of 200!
It started with REQUIEM by Faure.
Beautiful, but it WAS a requiem. Sombre.
Interval. Not a bad Merlot for 4 euro. And 70 cent.
NOW the show begins!
CARMINA BURANA by Carl Orff.
I have never heard such a sound! Never!
200 magnificent, powerful voices and an orchestra of passionate musicians.
A conductor who seemed to be living his dream.
Two soloists, bass and soprano, gave of their hearts with soul.
I was fairly close to the percussionist section, two freaky drummin' dudes and one rockin' xylophonist mamma! Xlnt!
But the voices! oh my!
If I hadn't shaved my neck before I left the house, (well I WAS doing the head), the hairs thereon would have stood on end!
Did I mention my eldest Teenager was one of the 200?