We All Stand Together

One day nearly 40 years ago, a bear went for a walk in the hills. With his Mother’s blessing, he sets off for a jolly trip, […]


On Friday 13 November 1868, the Italian composer Gioachino Rossini died from pneumonia at his country house in Passy.  Possibly an unremarkable event if, like […]

Singing in the Rain?

Last week, on the whole, was going well.  Then suddenly this all changed.  On Wednesday morning a small white envelope was pushed through the letter […]

Preparing for a Concert

Possibly my favourite quote of all time is: “The amateur practices until it’s right. The professional practices until it can’t go wrong” Now before we […]