Dear Chamber Academy Orchestra members,
Apologies for not sending this email to you all sooner.
A big congratulations on a wonderfully rewarding concert on Saturday 6th July. It was a lot to put together in one day with all the various components so thank you for your stamina throughout that long rehearsal! We had some phenomenal singers to work with which I hope made it worthwhile. The final top note from our emergency tenor in Nessun Dorma was the crowning moment of a terms hard work. It felt like scoring a winning goal in the last minute of the world cup.
It was a big challenge, and would not have been possible without so much help from our wonderful members helping with our concert day arrangements.
Next term promises to be a lot more straight forward when we return to our overture/concerto/symphony format. The Brahms Violin Concerto is one of my favourite pieces of all time, and we have a terrific soloist who incidentally, came to hear us on Saturday. This will be paired with Beethoven’s wonderful 3rd Symphony the Eroica.
Our next term will start on September 25th with a half term break on Thursday 30th October and our end of term concert on Saturday December 6th.
Have a terrific summer and thank you again for your energy and commitment.
All the best,
Thomas and Abi