Royal Choral Society Concert to celebrate the 80th Birthday of HRH the Duke of Kent
Thursday 12th May 2016
The Mistress and I were at the Royal Choral Society's Concert held to celebrate the 80th birthday of its patron the Duke of Kent, their Patron. The concert was held in the magnificent surroundings of the Methodist Central Hall Westminster. The concert included included Schubert’s Mass in G, Tippett’s Spirituals from A Child of our Time, and the Soldier’s Chorus from Gounod’s Faust all special favourites of their patron. A great occasion with an excellent buffet supper before and continued after the concert. My own brief performance career is intimately connected with the Methodist Central Hall where as a schoolboy I played the triangle and the cymbals in a memorable performance of Carmina Burana. I watched with professional interest the performances of the percussion section of the English Chamber Orchestra who accompanied the RCS and I'm pleased to report they played extremely well.