Midsummer Message from the Maestro

Hi Folks
Well, we saved the best for last and I send you all my warmest thanks for such hard work and dedication sustained over the last 10 months.
It is so heartwarming to be constantly aware of the progress week by week.   I really am very proud of the standard that we have now achieved and which we are more and more taking for granted.
I look forward eagerly to our great times together next season.   Have a rewarding summer
Best wishes  ……. Norman

Message from the Maestro

Well – the feast is over and what a feast….  There was more than strength in numbers last Saturday night – there was considerable magic, not to mention sleight of fingers and tongues.

In the Chiefs’ dressing-room after the fray, we three were honestly amazed and not a little awed at what had taken place under our very noses, and that from non (or semi in very few instances) professional players – and those poor souls jammed tighter than in any self-respecting Tokyo subway car.    There was more glorious sound than we could have hoped for, but as well came copious amounts of the most memorable pianissimos which personally I would certainly have wagered against achieving – the hardest side to playing any instrument.

I do so hope that most of the people on stage left the building feeling as I did, which was immensely proud – no other word for it – of what we had all achieved together with the very minimum of rehearsal as a complete orchestra, so to speak.

All I can say to the Berlin Phil is eat your heart out. My enormous admiration to everyone, and very sincere thanks for an Enigma which I shall remember with fondness.

…….. Norman