Colin Dye 2nd baritone horn, Reg Vardy Band
I've been a member of the Reg Vardy Band for over 40 years ... but last night in Durham Cathedral was one of the best and most moving concerts I've ever been part of. The musical style was quite difficult for the band to play. It was a departure from what we normally play. We're all amateurs and many of us are not even particularly well educated in music (including me), but to get to play some of the world's great music, directed by a top class conductor, alongside fantastic soloists was a privilege I wouldn't have missed!
Such an event obviously takes a tremendous amount of organisation, especially to achieve such a highly professional standard, and Lesley Ann must be congratulated for creating a superb evening.
Darkness to Light, Durham Cathedral, April 2015
An oratorio written in honour of St Cuthbert and sung as the concluding event to the return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to the north east for the summer of 2014.
Listen to and extract from the final movement:
Read the full St Cuthbert Oratorio programme.
Take a look at the St Cuthbert Oratorio gallery.