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Wednesday, 26 December 2018
Carols from King's 2018
Ding Dong Merrily from Carols from King's. I thought this year's service was one of the best. Plenty of classics, plus the wonderful baritone voice of Roderick Williams.
This was the last Christmas Eve extravaganza with Stephen Cleobury at the helm. He has been Director of Music with the King's College Choir since 1982, and retires in September next year (2019). I would like to thank him personally, and of course the choristers, for a really beautiful carol service. It really was one of the best; Cleobury has always been the quiet voice of excellence, but he certainly went out with a bang!
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
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I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!