I suppose it is not up to an orchestral member (particularly the one one resposible for the unscheduled solo at the end of the Sibelius) to comment on our latest concert. We can leave that to others (http://www.calowclassics.net/spo1review.html). This concert, however, was a double ‘first’, being our first serious offering with Eva at the rostrum and our first performance in the Victoria Hall. We were fearful that parking difficulties on a cold night would put people off, but in fact we had the best audience for a while.
It was a delight to play in the newly refurbished Victoria Hall. The building is splendid and the staff were extremely helpful. Is this the best acoustic in Sheffield for concerts of this nature? I, for one, really hope we can perform there again.
Now it is back to rehearsals for the family concert at Christmas at St Andrews, Psalter Lane.
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Feedback from the last concert, and particularly about the venue would be appreciated. Just click ‘comment’ and type away. Meanwhile we are still looking for a new rehearsal venue. Ideas are urgently needed and should be sent to the secretary at the above address.