Trip to Rennes 2014

A rather bleary-eyed group gathered together at 3.00 am on Friday night/Saturday morning to set off for Portsmouth. Three double basses got prime seating at the front of the coach, and strapped in securely, the 37 players and partners and Arwen set off for Portsmouth. We left England on a grey Saturday morning and arrived…

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April 2014 Concert: Vaughan Williams

There is a pejorative, negative, air that hangs around the word “amateur”. And to be “professional” implies, these days, high quality and coldly efficient. Doing something for the love of it, and doing it really well, can't be all that bad can it? The 200 musicians of EMG Symphony Orchestra and Singers did just this…

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