Friday, 30 June 2017

172. Summer Charity Concert – Medici Choir

Some of you may know of the Medici Choir which is well known for performing classical concerts in London, having been founded in 1951.

The Consort to the Master Architect (Richard Brindley) is a longstanding member of this choir and in support of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal this year, she organized an excellent concert at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey earlier this week. (Photograph shows the tower of the Church in the grounds of Westminster Abbey).

The concert was well supported with many livery company Master’s, Consorts and Guests present. The Programme, which lasted for two hours (including work by Bach, Purcell and Faure) was brilliantly performed by the 60 strong choir, the organist and eight musicians. (See photograph of the Programme).

The church is beautiful, with lovely stained glass windows and an intricately carved timber ceiling – see photograph of one of the stained glass windows.

The concert successfully raised substantial sums towards the Lord Mayors three identified music charities and he managed to fly back in time from his business trip to Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania (see my blog no 168) to see the end of the concert and to give a vote of thanks.

It was a beautiful summers evening as we arrived and the Palace of Westminster and the Abbey looked great against a clear blue sky – see photograph of Big Ben.

Many thanks to Nicola Brindley for organizing this excellent event and for including us.

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