John Barry Memorial Concert
Posted 12 April 2011 - 09:39 AM
Looks like a good do....hope the tickets are not extortionate! Might have to take my daughter there as her birthday present.....erm.....ahem!
Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:23 AM
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:50 AM
Posted 13 April 2011 - 01:45 PM
Think I might try and make this concert...
Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:59 PM
It'd be nice it the beeb televised it.
It looked like the concert was being filmed, with several black-clad cameramen filming discreetly among the orchestra and soloists (hopefully not only for the purposes of the big screens inside the hall). I also noticed one of those large BBC Outside Broadcast lorries parked outside the Royal Albert Hall, so with a bit of luck anyone who wasn't lucky enough to attend will be able either to watch it or to listen to it at some later date.
It was a really fitting tribute to John Barry, with a number of wonderful star turns from the likes of David Arnold, Shirley Bassey, trumpeter Derek Watkins and even Wynne Evans of Go Compare fame (singing a beautiful rendition of Caccini's Ave Maria, apparently one of John Barry's favourite pieces of music) amongst others. There were also moving tributes from Michael Caine (via videolink), George Martin, Timothy Dalton, Don Black and Michael Parkinson. It was very touching when John Barry's wife and son came on stage at the end.
It would be great to read the thoughts of anyone else who went to the concert this evening.
Posted 25 June 2011 - 11:08 AM
Unexpectedly, this was one of the highlights for me - a track from Playing By Heart, performed superbly by Bond score veteran trumpeter Derek Watkins.
Posted 02 July 2011 - 11:15 AM
Darn, too late. Has anyone recorded this (in lossless?)?
You can still listen to it on the BBC iPlayer via the same link as above for the next six days. I notice that they corrected poor Rumer's blunder on We Have All The Time In The World (in the concert, she came in several bars too early for the second part of the song and had to be cued in by conductor Nicholas Dodd).
Posted 02 July 2011 - 11:45 AM
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