Many thanks to everyone last night at the Mareham le Fen concert and our new friends at Hemingby and Nettleton from the previous concerts. Sadly, tonight is our last concert in Lincolnshire but hopefully we’ll be back in the not too distant future as you’ve all made us very welcome.
One notable comment from a gentleman in the audience was “the Best musical concert I’ve ever been too in my 72 years – it almost moved me to tears”.
Next stop – Fordante are off to Derbyshire.
We’ve just finished our first rehearsal for the upcoming Fordante concerts. The session was videoed and will be up on YouTube in a week or so.
This was a great opportunity to test out a recent microphone purchase for the studio – an SE Voodoo VR1. First hearing of the results I must say are pleasing. Other ribbons I’ve used tended to lack the detail that this mic has captured and I’ve previously found the condenser mics I’ve used with Fordante were very top end and course sounding on the strings, particularly violin. From a quick listen to the takes so far using this ribbon mic reveal a much more controlled high end and more in line with what I was hearing in the session. So, so far thumbs up.
Oh, and the musicians were great too! (But then I guess I’ve come to expect that…)
The last concert for the 2012/2013 season is this Saturday at St George’s Church in Kidderminster. The show starts at 7:30pm and along with the usual program of film music and Fordante’s own music the ensemble will be performing some Strauss and other light classics.
Further information about the concert can be found here.
This does mean we are coming to the end of the 2012/13 season however, it’s going to be an exciting year ahead. Already the number of confirmed concerts for the coming year are over double Fordante’s season this year!