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

By | Published on Saturday 12 August 2017

A classical xylophone and piano concert – how fortunate was I to choose today to attend a free lunchtime concert, because it’s a different artist every time! Ian Munro (xylophone) and Gilmour Macleod (piano) are a real treat to listen to. J S Bach’s ‘Invention in D Minor BVM 775’ was delicate and vulnerable – like a child tiptoeing – and provided a dramatic contrast to the sinister urgency of David Glynn’s modern piece ‘Toccata’. But, for me, the solo xylophone is at its best playing seaside variety-style light entertainment. That’s what the final two pieces in this concert were; so when Simpson’s ‘On the Track’ began its cheerful entrance I was transported to xylophone heaven. This really was a lucky dip!

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