Friday, June 21, 2013

CHELMSFORD GUITAR ORCHESTRA

CHELMSFORD GUITAR ORCHESTRA
Lunchtime concert in Chelmsford Cathedral
21.06.13

Like 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.
Their repertoire is almost all composed or arranged by Montgomery himself with this ten-strong orchestra very much in mind.
Styles 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

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