My favourite listens of the week

Without music, life would be a mistake” ― Friedrich Nietzsche One of my favourite aspects of the blogging world is that wonderful exchange of tips and recommendations, new and old, which allows us to gather up new things to read, listen to, watch, and think about. In that spirit of sharing, here are three random…

Music for elephants – and us all

Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.” ~ Pablo Casals   This video is a profound tribute to the connection which can be forged between living beings through music. Paul Barton plays for a blind elephant, Lam Duan, in the grounds of ElephantsWorld, an Environmental Conservation Organization in Thailand that cares for…

Glorious Gloria!!

My first experience of singing with a full choir came when I attended a summer music school over 30 years ago. I would have been about 15, I think.  I was at the music school for a week's worth of violin playing immersion - solo, chamber and orchestral work.  This was all great fun, as was the…