MICHAEL BOCHMANN AND ORCHESTRA PRO ANIMA RETURN TO CHRIST CHURCH
It was a pleasure to see, and of course hear, the orchestra again in Christ Church. Michael Bochmann and all his musicians performed for the first time under their new name in March, formed of musicians who have played for a long time as members of the English String Orchestra, so they have a great affinity with each other. A very appreciative audience enjoyed superb playing and a delightful programme for a Joyous June indeed. Michael skilfully directs as well as thrilling us with his virtuoso playing. The Bazzini was quite something, what a showpiece. On this occasion they were joined by the very accomplishes playing of Janine Parsons on the piano and we were able to enjoy hearing the premiere of Derek Smith’s Elegy For Strings and even better that Derek was there. The Orchestra return on Sunday 19th November at 3.00 p.m. so please make a note in your diary in advance so as not to miss!