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Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts – Free (St Mary’s Cathedral)

By | Published on Tuesday 7 August 2018

Ian Munro’s lively xylophone playing and cheerful tunes transported me from the reality of the cool cathedral interior into a daydream of seasides and stripy deck chairs. This chirpy, light music repertoire would be highly restorative to anyone who had recently attended a theatre show with a harrowing theme and also very familiar to fans of concert bands. I’m pleased to say there was a liberal sprinkling of work by composer Leroy Anderson, most notably my personal favourites ‘The Syncopated Clock’ and ‘Bugler’s Holiday’. Munro’s accompanist Gilmour Macleod, a talented soloist in his own right, played the second movement of Grieg’s Piano Concerto, until the cheeky xylophone elbowed the piano aside and reasserted itself for the second half of the concert.

St Mary’s Cathedral, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]