I will be singing with a chorus in the Mainly Mozart Festival here in San Diego on opening night. We’re doing the Beethoven Choral Fantasy, Op. 80, which is like a piano concerto that ends with a mini-sketch of the 9th Symphony’s last movement: universal brotherhood of man, the ennobling power of art, blah blah blah. It will be a rollicking good time. The piano soloist will be John Lill CBE, and we’ll be conducted by David Atherton. Our chorus was ably prepared by Krishan Oberoi.
It’s a good chance to dust off the old tuxedo; all the other concerts I’ve been singing in San Diego seem to go for the “all black” dress code.