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Cathedral Lunchtime Concerts (St Mary’s Cathedral)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

One of the great things about the Festival is that anything can change at any moment. You never really know what to expect. Filling in last minute after two previously scheduled performers were forced to pull out, an organist and pianist of Christ and Holy Trinity Church in Connecticut treats the audience to a selection of classical pieces from Rachmaninoff to Bach. Religious or not, no one can deny the power and majesty of a church organ, especially when hearing ‘Toccata And Fugue In G Major’ echoing through the pews of a colossal cathedral. With only a few hours to prepare, the performers played with more concentration than passion but fortunately this didn’t negatively affect their otherwise pitch-perfect recitals.

St Mary’s Cathedral, 1 – 31 Aug (not 7, 14, 17, 21, 28), 1.10pm (1.55pm), free, fpp199.
tw rating 4/5