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Thread #139059   Message #3208159
Posted By: GUEST,oracle
14-Aug-11 - 06:22 PM
Thread Name: BBC Proms
Subject: RE: BBC Proms
Didn't really believe the 5 star reviews (Guardian, FT, etc) but, having just watched it - yeh, that was just 'something else'. If the BEEB are listening, give us all more of this!
Kath Tickell's vision and her band's performance was fantastic. She obviously loves Grainger and her choice of NE collaberators couldn't have been better - June Tabor (an adopted northerner I believe) was superb, The Wilson Family, as has been said, surely deserve the Albert Hall stage to themselves one of these days, the Northern Sinfonia were terrific and the BBC Singers were a perfect compliment - all brought together by the 'easy', laid back conductor John Harle. This was a Proms to be savoured again, and again and, with a bit of luck again - next year.