So, the music first:
On the side of the Reverends we had the Red Priest himself, Antonio Vivaldi, plus Victoria, and the Rev Mudge.
Representing the rebels we have Biber, Rebel, Locke and The Earl of Kellie.... The variety of music that the "Baroque" heading encompasses is amazing.....so much ahead of its time.
Douglas Losh-Atkinson was a real fan of Norwich Baroque .. to say 'follower' or 'supporter' doesn't describe his enthusiasm sufficiently! Douglas was a true individual - the embodiment of creative energy, innovation and determination not to let his Parkinson's disease get on top of him or hold him back in any way at all. His idea for the Losh-Atkinson Historic Sounds Composition Competition was moulded and polished a little and then launched in 2013. It has yielded some great new music and has, as was his wish, given Norwich Baroque another string to its bow.
He added a different dimension to our musical lives and we will miss him. RIP old friend.
Director - Jim O'Toole
Soloists - Joel Raymond and Chris Hartland
O Magnum Mysterium
Tomás Luis de Victoria
Concerto in 7 parts no.3
Battalia a 10
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber
Concerto in D minor for two oboes RV 535
Incidental Music for the Tempest – Curtain tune
Lord Kelly’s Catharsis
Thomas Erskine / Jim O’Toole