It's official! The BBC Proms have begun. Last Friday night began with a wonderful concert of Mozart's oboe concerto and those scrumptious Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss. On Saturday I went to hear Nigel Kennedy play Elgar's Violin Concerto, and last night I was taken by fellow chorister to hear the Tallis Scholars perform masses by Obrecht and Josquin de Prez, at the late night event starting at 10pm. It was a truly wonderful sound reverberating around the Albert Hall. Listen here to the whole concert!
Fortunately for me, the Albert Hall is but a drive away and after the concert we whisked through the streets of London and were home in just half an hour. A great start to the Summer.