Review: Trianon Symphony Orchestra and Choir. A Night on the Sofa. Saturday evening at The Corn Exchange
This evening, I returned to a beautiful garden; so many tunes familiar to me in my youth – too many to give you more than an overview.
I am old enough to remember the Light programme and the Home Service. Some of the pieces were theme tunes for popular programmes and others were included in the Beeb’s musical repertoire.
But this was more than just the radio; later the telly made an impact on popular culture. Theme tunes from admired shows, and some from film-land were also included in the programme.
A delightful intro, I Saw Three Ships was appropriate since it is a new arrangement by the much-admired John Rutter, President of Trianon.
Barwick Green by Arthur Wood, a theme tune introduced in the 1950s is still with us today – The Archers tune of course. Who remembers Holiday for Strings by David Rose? It reminded me of the interval at the pictures. And Oh, A Song in my Heart – Rodgers and Hart – unashamedly romantic.
A medley of tunes from James Bond arranged by the local and highly talented Andrew Burke was stimulating.
As Time Goes By from Casablanca gave soloists Michaela Bienikova and Max Wilson, members of the choir, a chance to shine and this, they most certainly did.
- 1 Village hall treasurer jailed after stealing cash to help his business
- 2 Push for 4 day work week in Suffolk after company's profits soar 200%
- 3 First look inside Ipswich's new Tim Hortons ahead of opening
- 4 'Incredible' Downes tipped 'to play at the very top'
- 5 Road near A14 closed after 'serious' two-vehicle crash
- 6 When loans go permanent: Town's hits and misses when keeping hired hands full-time
- 7 'We thought he could be someone special' - Comolli on McKenna's start in coaching
- 8 Two Suffolk beaches named among best in Britain for a winter walk
- 9 Flood alert issued for parts of Suffolk coastline
- 10 Walton completes permanent move to Ipswich Town
Steve Browne, leader of the orchestra, played solo violin in the vibrant and exciting Czardas Hungarian Dance by Vittorio Monti. His performance was an impressive piece of master musicality; he was utterly superb!
The finale looked forward to the celebrations in 2012 and as comp�re Janet Dann said: we can watch them all from the sofa.
Choir and orchestra, conducted by Chris Green, were excellent and enjoyed by an enthusiastic audience. A multiple hit programme by the ever-popular Trianon.
FERIAL EVANS ROGERS