Rumi, the 13th Century Persian Poet, Scholar, and Sufi Mystic described beauty thus:
Let the beauty of what you love be what you do
The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you
And throughout the 2018 Telegraph Hill Festival, we have created beauty through moments of togetherness, giving each other space to question our values in changing times, reaffirm them and move forward together.
Classics on the Hill did just that for all of us who were at St Catherine’s Church on Monday 19th March 2018.
As the last chords died away we saw the image of our planet held in space – alone. And we knew we had to do something to care for it, together, for our futures, and the futures of those yet to come, and for all life on earth.
The planet we live on is bigger than any of us, and it’s beautiful. It is our home.
Huge thanks to all the performers, and my friends Ross and Karen from The Projection Studio.
Classics on the Hill – Programme
Bozza Caprice, op 47 for trumpet and piano
Tchaikovsky String Sextet
“Souvenir de Florence” op 70 (first movement)
Schubert Schubert-Inn Dementia incorporating elements of Die schöne Müllerin with Britten’s Curlew River and Huba de Graaff NSS
I N T E R V A L (Twenty Minutes)
Food (supplied by Masala Wala and The Hill Bakery) and Festival Bar in the Narthex
Arvo Pärt Spiegel im Spiegel for cello and piano
J.S. Bach Fantasia and Fugue in A minor BWV944
Arvo Pärt Cantus in Memorium Benjamin Britten for strings and bell
Concert introduction: Gillian Moore MBE
Piano: Joaquim Badia, Catherine Edwards, Peter Selwyn
Voice: Nigel Robson, Christopher Robson
Violin: Ian Belton, Leon Human, Kit Massey, Fiona McCapra
Viola: Catherine Musker, Ruth Nelson
Cello: Una Birtchnell, Sophie Harris, Lucas Robson
Double Bass: Lucy Shaw, Hamish Nockles Moore
Trumpet: Jon Scott
Percussion: Andrew Barclay
Projection by Ross Ashton and Karen Monid
Film courtesy of Annie Wasdell
Special thanks to Rosie Wyatt, Sam Hewson, John Whitfield, Patricio Forrester, Sheridan James and, last but not least, Sanjit Chudha and the Festival Team.