Angel Orchestra in Sicily
Earlier in August Peter went to Scicli in Sicily with members of the Angel Orchestra who joined forces with local musicians for a concert. The concert was held (outdoors, as almost always in Italy in the summer) in Villa Penna, a beautiful old villa overlooking the town. A large and apreciative crowd gathered, perhaps 600 in total, as we played through a mix of music from Handel's Fireworks Music, to Mozart and Rossini arias (wonderfully sung by mezzo-soprano Norma Ritchie), to film music and 'Can you feel the Love' by Elton John! Encores were demanded, speeches were made, and all in all a thoroughly enjoyable evening was had by all. We are hoping this won't be the last such concert in this beautiful baroque town!