Mudcat Café message #3202444 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #139059   Message #3202444
Posted By: George Papavgeris
05-Aug-11 - 10:38 PM
Thread Name: BBC Proms
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
Wonderful concert. Not only were the individual participants excellent, it was brilliantly put together. Tabor's singing knee-tremling for me as always, Tickell's playing (and her band's) and arrangements superb, the BBC singers made a decent fist of Shallow Brown (of course they could never come close tothe pathos Tabor imparts, but I liked their bass soloist nevertheless) and the Sinfonia proved a lot more versatile than I would have given them credit for before I heard them. But the revelation for me were the Wilsons, I have never heard them sing better and more closely - perhaps the absence of banter helped? (just a tease, Mike!). But seriously, the Wilsons on the night could have substituted for the BBC singers on anything, I felt.

Can't wait for the 14th August