"the gross and scope of my opinion ..." Hamlet I,1.
Sunday, December 31, 2017
TOP TEN OF 2017
TEN OF 2017
of retrospectives, with critics picking their favourite treats of the
year gone by.
not done too well in 2017, to judge by the Guardian’s choices –
several lists, including this democratic selection. Just Emma Rice’s
lovely Romantics Anonymous, and the National’s superb Follies. And
of course I was not invited to either.
this, my last year in the reviewer’s seat, has provided many
delights, from the obscure and unlooked-for to old favourites.
an outstanding year for the Waltham Singers. With Music for Lent and
Gerontius in the Cathedral. Of many other concerts, the inspired
Devil’s Violin lingers in the memory, and on the Civic stage,
Chelmsford Ballet Company’s Aliceproved a remarkable achievement, followed by another stunning Ballet Central show.