"the gross and scope of my opinion ..." Hamlet I,1.
Friday, June 21, 2013
CHELMSFORD GUITAR ORCHESTRA
concert in Chelmsford Cathedral
the ukuleles last month, guitars don't often congregate in ensembles.
Roger Montgomery's CheGO, formed in 2011, makes a very pleasant
sound, well served by the Cathedral's acoustic.
repertoire is almost all composed or arranged by Montgomery
himself with this ten-strong orchestra very much in mind.
varied from the folk-inspired Peruvian Party to the gentle Summer
Breeze and the toe-tapping Turkey Time. Composers included Grieg [a
Waltz from the Lyric Pieces] to Lennon and McCartney [Day Tripper,
with that iconic riff]. Another journey, this time through a drowsy
Spanish landscape, was engagingly evoked by El Caballo.
photograph and video recording from a concert earlier this month in St John's