Substantial and Astonishing
ROBERT HUGILL listens to
sixteenth century Christmas music
sung by the Chapelle du Roi
The Chapelle du Roi, making their fifth appearance at the St Johns Smith Square Christmas Festival, had two extra challenges at their 18 December 2010 concert. Not only did a heavy fall of snow in London mean that both performers and audience had to suffer under snowbound London transport, but the ensemble's director, Alistair Dixon, had had an accident and was unable to conduct. In the event both audience and ensemble managed to travel despite the snow and Stephen Rice, director of the Brabant Ensemble, stood in for Alistair Dixon at short notice...
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