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Hot Chocolate At 10 (Old St Paul’s Music)

By | Published on Thursday 7 August 2014

Festival fatigue already? Get yourself to Old St Paul’s Church to sip a small hot chocolate and listen to beautiful music by candlelight. This unusual gothic revival church provided a relaxing, warmly intimate venue and the soaring acoustics were exploited marvellously by tonight’s artists, violinist Eve Kennedy and pianist Edward Cohen. Kennedy proved versatile and authentic, particularly in the JS Bach ‘Partita No.3 in E major for solo violin’, demonstrating an unflinchingly good baroque technique. This was followed by a touch of Spanish fire in Pablo de Sarasate’s ‘Playera’, which showed their partnership to advantage. The enthusiastic applause was well deserved and, after acknowledging the audience, they hugged each other. Well, it was that kind of night.

Old St Paul’s Church, until 22 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]