John Sayer Posted August 20, 2006 Share Posted August 20, 2006 I wonder if anyone else was among the audience filling the choir of York Minster for Francis Jackson's quite remarkable recital yesterday evening? His 80 minute programme comprised Bach P&F in E flat, Peeters - Variations on an Original Theme and his own Symphony Op 21, a wonderfully convincing piece of advocacy for his own music and all from one shortly to celebrate his 89th birthday and who has been associated with this great building for no less than 77 years. The standing ovation at the end was really quite touching. My only slight criticism - and nothing to do with Dr Jackson I hasten to add - is why the audience is obliged to sit in the choir when so much of the organ is nave-oriented since Geoffrey Coffin's rebuilding. To my ears at least, the Great chorus, for example, sounded somewhat remote and the Mirabilis firing off westwards down the nave a strange aural experience. JS Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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