And so another Saturday and yet another eclectic line-up. Today three different styles of music.
First up were Hayward and Parsons. Two guys who go on ‘pilgrimage’ and sing old songs. Not my cup of team
2nd on the bill was another choir. The chapel’s really suited to choirs. Unfortunately, for me, Daylight seem to choose the wrong type of choir. The acoustics lend themselves to gospel, traditional ecclesiastical and classical. But what we usually get is a choirs singing renditions of pop songs. Yesterday was one of those days. Everyone bar me seemed to enjoy them. But then probably 2/3rds of the audience knew somebody singing in the choir. But the reason why I really dislike choirs singing pop songs is that they invariably lose any emotion the original song had. Choirs have the potential for amazing emotion. From the highs of traditional pieces like Beethoven’s 9th, to non traditional, like the spine tingling Ligeti’s Lux Aeterna. The acappella version of Joy Division’s ‘She’s Lost Control’ simply lacked any real emotion. I really wish one weekend, Daylight would get a traditional choir to make best use of the acoustics.
Closing the show was Mimika Mak Music Ensemble who play what’s been termed ‘Balkan Space Jazz’. Not sure what that is, but it sounded good. Lots of interesting musical jazzy sounds featuring some great performances. Definitely a fun band.