You can always rely on Gerard le Feuvre to conjure up a Christmas event with a spark.The Jersey based musician stops off at St Andrew’s Church with his Kings Chamber Orchestra (KCO) for the seventeenth and final concert of their national tour on Saturday 9th December – and it’s one not to be missed.
Expect the latest ‘out of the box’ KCO live music experience to be laid back and highly entertaining with music by Tchaikovsky, Grieg Hadyn, Bach, The Beatles, Disney and more played with gusto and a sprinkle of spontaneity. There are two concerts, one for children in the afternoon and another for adults in the evening.
“This year’s theme ‘light in the darkness’ was inspired by a mid-performance power cut at a huge windowless converted cinema in Winchester. We were plunged into darkness but I had enough battery operated stand lights to see the music and ourselves – it was just magic. We had a kids’ sleeping competition and talking calmly but loudly to them was a challenge. I thought it would be fun to recreate this cosy, wonderful atmosphere in a concert. How we do it is a secret but children are asked to bring a torch. ”
2017 marks KCO’s 16th gig in Chorleywood ( one of their favourite venues for the welcome and peanut butter ice cream!).
“It is a huge pleasure to end our season of concerts in Chorleywood!”
KCO has been on the road for 32 years and has a combined age of 2625 years (despite many members being in their 20s) because the age of their instruments ranges for 1 to 300 years a piece. “ It is probably the only chamber orchestra in London with a member who knows how to speak Russian and is an expert in all things concerning Thunderbirds (as in the cult puppet TV series featuring Scott Tracy and Lady Penelope).” adds Gerard.
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