THE KING'S SINGERS AND ACOUSTIC TRIANGLE: LULLABY OF BIRDLAND
A Tribute to Sir Richard Rodney Bennett and Sir George Shearing
For two concerts in June, The King's Singers joined forces with Acoustic Triangle - Malcolm Creese (double bass), Tim Garland (saxophones) and Gwilym Simcock (piano) - to pay tribute to two legendary musicians, Richard Rodney Bennett and George Shearing, in concerts at Cadogan Hall in London and St. John the Evangelist in Oxford.
Both concerts were very successful and well received by audience and reviewers. Many thanks to all who attended.
Read the review of the Cadogan Hall concert in London Jazz News
Photograph by Eric Whitacre
Acoustic Triangle home page
Blog from Christopher Gabbitas (baritone with the Kings Singers)
Is it the end, or the beginning? That's what we're keen to find out after the second of our two tribute concerts with the wonderful Acoustic Triangle, last night in Oxford. It was so much fun to work with them that we certainly don't want it to be the last time we get together, so we now have grand dreams of recordings, tours, and collaboration...
Kings Singers Blog site
R.I.P. SIR RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT
Acoustic Triangle - Malcolm Creese, Tim Garland and Gwilym Simcock - alongside the Royal Holloway Choir, gave the first performance at last year's Swaledale Festival of a piece specially written for them by the eminent composer Sir Richard Rodney Bennett. Richard was present at the dress rehearsal and at the performance, accompanied by his sister, the poet M.R. Peacocke, who edited the text for the new piece. It was with great sadness that we learned of Richard's death on Christmas Eve, and that consequently the piece - A Colloquy With God - may well have been his last composition. The choir and Acoustic Triangle will continue to perform the piece and there are plans for a recording.
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett and Tim Garland comparing notes, with Gwilym Simcock, Malcolm Creese and members of the Royal Holloway Choir looking on. View Full Image
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GUITARIST IN THE LONG RUN
Audio-B's young classical guitar virtuoso Carl Herring ran in the 2013 London Marathon to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Unfortunately, Carl's wife is one of the 100,000 people in the UK who have the condition. The MS Society does amazing work in supporting those with MS and funding research which might one day lead to better treatments or even a cure.
The photo is from the Leith Hill Half Marathon which Carl (No. 142) planned as a 'warm up' run. If the sign on the ground is anything to go by, he was running in the wrong direction - fortunately he got it right in London on 21st April, setting a new personal best of 3:18:01 and beating the £2000 target for the MS Society! Many thanks to all for your kind support and generosity.
CARL HERRING'S RUSSIAN GUITAR MUSIC CD RECEIVES GLOWING REVIEWS
Carl Herring's Russian Guitar Music CD has received excellent reviews in Gramophone and Scotland on Sunday:
"A sparkling technique and an amiable musicality that radiates warmth"
Herring plays with fluency and assurance throughout.
Scotland on Sunday
This Audio-B release of solo Russian guitar music is performed by Carl Herring, arguably the finest classical guitarist of his generation. The recording features music by Glinka and Tchaikovsky as well as lesser known Russian pieces, including some previously un-recorded material. The playing is extremely fine and the recording quality is first class. Click
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AUDIO-B GOES CLASSICAL: BACH / STRAVINSKY / GARLAND
A beautifully recorded CD is available from the Audio-B web shop
featuring the music of JS Bach, Igor Stravinsky and Tim Garland, played
by one of the world's great orchestras - Northern Sinfonia. The CD
celebrates Bach's extraordinary influence which has endured for three
centuries. Tim Garland shows his extraordinary versatility, not only as
an important contemporary composer, but as soloist (on soprano
saxophone) in two of Bach's oboe concertos and one of his own.
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