The Letter

The Letter

Another outing for my radio programme from last year, about my grandfather's escape from Nazi Czechoslovakia thanks to a letter from the BBC - on sunday oct 4 and then on BBC Sounds https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0002rv6...

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Quarantine Song

Quarantine Song

So - schools are dismissed. Of my four students due for lessons this morning, only two turn up - the other two already in isolation at home. Seventeen year-old David [name changed] arrives promptly at 8.45, complaining of a gunky chest but sure it isn't a symptom of...

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Climate Change and Spirituality Podcasts

Climate Change and Spirituality Podcasts

This isn't about singing, but it is my voice (and others') - a series of podcasts for the Oxford University Church about the spiritual crisis that is part of our current climate crisis. Aiming at one a month. First up - reliable scientific context from IPCC author...

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Sublime

Sublime

Aha - I just found a review of the Bach Christmas Oratorio I sang in before Christmas - 'sublime alto' they call me. https://www.great-milton.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Dec-2019.pdf Of course, I was far too concerned with my 'Christmassy' outfit (a glittery...

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The letter

The letter

  This is what I was working on last year, with producer Dixi Stewart https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0002rv6 A BBC Radio 3 programme about my family - including current members thereof. Listen and let me know what you think...

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In the hothouse – concert march 7

In the hothouse – concert march 7

A recital of art songs built around the centrepiece of Wagner's 'Im Treibhaus' - 'In the Hothouse' - all about our relationship with the natural world. Pete McMullin plays the wonderful Steinway piano in Holywell Music Room. Also introducing a recently re-discovered...

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Rockabye

Rockabye

In a dingy Viennese coffee house, the woman behind the bar isn’t just enjoying her playlist on the PA system - she is joining in, her grainy voice (Austrian accent fully Americanised) rising above the whoosh of the milk frother, ‘So rockabye, rockabye…’ I admire her...

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