Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The Vocal Orchestra

They were GREAT just now. It's electric, go and see them. (The show moves up to Edinburgh after its London run).

And very young.  I loved Shlomo's compositions and arrangements and choreography (I wasn't so crazy about the time machine part, except for the actual whooshing of the machine - I'd have liked that bit more if there'd been bigger changes of style, but that'll evolve).

Tenor 1 looks like he's just left King's College Choir, which made me see the whole thing as a perfect new direction for an ancient English tradition of vocal music. When people sang Fair Phyllis and Thule the Period of Cosmography to entertain themselves and their audience, and it was new, they were really out-cooling each other in just the same way.

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