Have just had the most wonderful week in Eccles working with brilliant 6th form students and the Eccles Community Choir.
We’re written a very exciting piece, “This Is It”, that we’ll perform and record for BBC Radio 3 tomorrow night. It has been genuinely moving to find such enthusiasm for music here – the college has been amazing; great facilities, wonderful staff, and a very chilled out atmosphere. I’m sure the concert will be a great success, and all thanks to the great energy and music that the students and choir have come up with. We will be the second half of the concert; in the first half I play Mark Anthony-Turnage’s Kai with the BBC Philharmonic which is a beautiful piece – a requiem for the death of young cellist Kai Scheffler back in 1989. The whole thing is so well supported by the BBC and the college.
I wish all projects could be like this.