On friday the 23rd of March my mum, my grandad and I wen to see Wendy Carle Taylor a singer of folk, jazz and mellow pop songs. She sang with a group of musicians which consisted of a clarsach player, a guitarist, a pianist and a percussionist. The two hour concert did not not seem very long because we all enjoyed it so much. It was a really good set consisting of some lively and some relaxing and thought provoking songs.
Last night I listened to a programme about the composer Hubert Parry (1848 - 1918) presented by Prince Charles. It consisted in depth historical information about Parry's life which I found very informative. The programme also included musical excerpts to back up the historical information. Overall, I thought the programme was extremely informative and interesting to listen to. I learnt that Parry was most famous for composing music for special occasions such as coronations and royal weddings. He continued to write alot of piano music and symphonies up to his death in 1918.
Follow this link to find out more about Hubert Parry http://www.naxos.com/person/Hubert_Parry_25628/25628.htm
Yesterday both St Crispins and Canaan Lane School performed at the Fiesta in Stolkbridge Parish Church as part of the Edinburgh Performance Festival. It was an unforgettable day all round. All participants did very well and a good time was had by all. There was a few IT hitches in the second half and after Canaan Lane's song Jill accidently put the microphone too close to the speaker produces positive feedback which made us all jump! However, the morning was very successful. Unfortunately I had to perform in my wheel chair as I hurt a part of my foot the day before in Glasgow, but this didn't impede on my performance.