8th & 9th July; Two delightful concerts organised in Rutland by Arts for the Heart of England. First, Sound the Trumpet at All Saints Church, Oakham featured the virtuosity of trumpeter Crispsin Steele Perkins & organist David Hill, along with a fascinating historical demonstration of the development of the trumpet:
Then on 9th July we had a phenomenal choral concert in the historic church of St Peter & St Paul at Exton:
Rutland’s diversity was well illustrated by the simultaneous and adjacent ‘Extonbury’ open-air rock concert. A very different musical event! But thanks to the acoustics of our ancient churches we didn’t disturb each other at all.