Monday, 30 December 2013

Bad Elster & Halle

Just realising that starting these last two emails' titles with BAD is not such a great idea!
Ho hum...

Here's the wonderful frontage of the König Albert Theater, Bad Elster... with our name in red... hooray!
Great theatre with great staff - and excellent restaurant just around the corner... yum!
Lovely acoustic in this glorious theatre, and a super enthusiastic audience... & a great penchant for cricket tea towels... we will have to get/create more...!

In Bad Elster we were just on the border of the Czech Republic, and it another very beautiful spa town, where people were taking holidays/cures etc in very lovely surroundings...

Then it was on to Halle, where Handel first learnt his trade... and hence a statue in the main square (just around the corner from China garden restaurant where I got my dinner, which I am sure was the height of fashion in Handel's time)...

... should you wish to look up Handel's skirt, this is the place to come.

We sang in a beautiful Konzerthalle which was/is a church, just shy of the main square; The 12 Tenors are coming here in March next year... (is that too many all at once?)... We had the great privilege of sitting on the double bass stools of the orchestra who rehearse here - what joys...

Another excellent audience, lots of happy smiling faces in the front row... very good of the happy people to come to the front!

Just one more concert this year; Jena at 17:00.... then roll on 2014!

 

1 comment:

Thomas Fiedler said...

A very happy New Year to the London Quartet, and lots of thanks for a wonderful concert in Bad Elster!! Friedrich Nietzsche once said that life would make no sense without music, and you definitely proved in the most admirable way that the old bugger was right. Even more, you didn't leave it at that, but moved the audience to an unanimous state of joy. Thanks to you, life, that night, did not only make sense, it was simply beautiful. Your concert was for me the cherry on top of the year 2013.