On Sunday, April 10th I performed a short recital before a performance of Stainer’s Crucifixion by a local church choir. I enjoyed myself and, as all work towards the recital was paid for, I managed to squeeze out a ‘prep’ recital with the organist at no cost to me. It was nice to perform for a completely fresh audience for once and they seemed to be very pleased by my performance (phew!). I performed the Mozart Concerto and Elgar’s Romance, Op.62.
The coincidence comes the following Thursday night. While visiting my parents, my neighbour, who had just returned from out of town, came over to pick up his mail. He told us of an older woman he had met on the train and their conversation about classical music. She told him he heard her first bassoon recital that past Sunday at Westminster Presbyterian – the church I played at. She couldn’t remember my name and then Paul, my neighbour, asked if it was me and she said yes. Paul also said she very much enjoyed it, so mission accomplished I think!