Grand Théâtre Genève

Geneva’s Opera House (Le Grand Théâtre) dates from 1879. It was significantly destroyed by fire in 1951 and re-opened in 1962. There was renovation in 1997/1998 which upgraded the scenery machinery, including electronically controlled and programmable automation; the opening demonstration was a delight for techies but a bit of an over-kill for the general public judging by the sighs after more than 15 minutes of fully automated movement of the suspension beams – set to music. Continue reading

Advent Concert

Concert by the ‘projektchor’ directed by Regine Kummer.
Saturday 14th December 2013 at the Lutheran Church of Geneva.
Accompanied by an 8-member orchestra.

W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) “Regina coeli” KV 127
pour soprano solo, choeur et orchestre

G.B. Pergolesi (1710-1736) Psaume 112 “Laudate Pueri”
pour soprano solo, choeur et orchestre

Francesco Durante (1684-1755) – Magnificat en si b
pour solistes, choeur et orchestra Continue reading

Sunset Concert

Jackson Wahengo:
“probably the best guitar player out of Namibia”

Recorded at the “fête de la musique” of Geneva, June 2013 – as the sun was going down on a beautiful summer’s day. The stage lighting was absolutely in our favour, and there was a spectator area with a ridge wide enough to support a small table tripod – the close-ups of guitar, sax, and hands from many meters away show just how good the lighting was.
Three short extracts from a great concert: Continue reading

RTS at the Lutheran Church

For many years, the Lutheran Church of Geneva has opened its sanctuary to summer lunchtime concerts organised by “Musique et Vie”. The period usually begins with the “Fête de la Musique” and ends around mid.August.  (Note: it is regretful that 2015 saw the last series of lunchtime concerts until further notice – and happy to report that 2016 brought them back again – thank you, ‘Musique et Vie’ (!!) ). Continue reading