Thursday, 25 November 2010

The Pepys Motet

Pissed as a fart. It was amazing. I was terribly proud and utterly humbled and there was a standing ovation. The choir were remarkable. I cried. Goodnight, Mr Pepys - and thank you.

9 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Benjamin! From what I hear it was a triumph. I wish I could have been there.

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  2. Ditto what erica said. Well done Ben big hugs to you and Nathan xx

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  3. A triumph - something like 40 soloists taking part all in different gear - including full Navy uniform with swords, Magdalen College students in their gowns, folk singers in their weird stuff, gospel singers doing lots of swaying and some amazing 'show-girls and boys'. Marvellous voices every one. The church looked fabulous with the new lights picking out details.

    Just brilliant and inspired - it must reach a wider audience. The 40 singers made a circle round the church at one point and sang an extraordinary canon - it was terribly moving. WOW!!!

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  4. Congratulations Ben. Wish we could have been there.

    Circus Envy xx

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  5. Hiding behind a pillar I might have been, but I was totally bowled over by the motet last night. Especially the final movement - couldn't work out in earlier entries what you meant by "in the round", but the effect was just stunning.

    Score brilliant, and performances amazing. Like the guy above said... WOW!

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  6. YOU DID IT BENJ!!! It happened & it was marvellous. Absolutely wish i could have been there. Am proud and happy for you from 5,000 miles away xxx

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  7. Is there any chance of a CD being cut?

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  8. Many congratulations Benjamin! What a lucky choir to sing under your baton and to your own masterpiece. Do hope some pics were taken so those of us who did not attend can get a bit of an idea of how it was presented.

    As far as the last question about a CD being cut, any chance of a compilation one?

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  9. I was there. It was fabulous. The final part with the choir surrounding the audience was one of the most spine tingling experiences of my life. It was what the Celts would call a thin place between earth and heaven. Congratulations Ben and all who worked to make such a splendid occasion happen.

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