This wonderful evening was the first to feature the on-loan 1901 Bechstein grand piano at Christ Church. We were entertained with much vim and verve by the combined talents of Louise Herrington and James Church. Louise worked her way from classic opera to contemporary cabaret, the versatility of her voice being put to fine use. At the piano, James did much more than simply accompany the songs, giving us several Earl Wild solo arrangements of huge technical complexity. His bravura interpretation of Wild's reworkings of Gershwin songs earned him one of the biggest rounds of applause of the night.
But it was left to Louise to round off the evening with a hilarious rendition of the "Alto's Lament" and to send us all home humming "You'll never walk alone". Huge thanks to them both for a terrific evening.
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