It was a breezy and rainy afternoon but about 130 people decided to make the best of it by dropping by the church for a cornucopia of music on a Sunday afternoon. And based on the applause and comments, they weren’t disappointed.
St Luke’s own organist, Ian Morton, led off the afternoon with J. S. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. Ian said he decided on that piece since it was fitting for the Season of All Hallows’ and especially for Halloween. Spooky but lively.
Next the Hurly Burly Early Music Ensemble presented some oldie goldies dating back to the 1300’s. They’re a group of musicians who specialize in medieval music. With flutes, harp, violin and period instruments, their music was a delightful treat. Find out more about the Hurly Burly Early Music Ensemble. In early December, they will present a Feast of Songs at St John’s Anglican Church, Peterborough.
Next Geoff Hewitson (St Luke’s), accompanied by his friend, Rod Crawford, brought the tempo up to rock ‘n roll days. Interestingly, back in the day, Geoff travelled extensively as a musician across Canada and the USA.
Based on the glimpses he shared about days on the road, it’s quite likely Geoff has a story or two tell from those days. His superb rendition from George Carlin showed that he definitely has the gift of story-telling.
Rod then took over the scene with anecdotes and tunes from the ’50’s and 60’s. For a number of the tunes, many of the folks couldn’t resist joining in singing along.
To top off the afternoon, the members of the St Luke’s choir provided a lively selection of songs. What a great job!
Thanks to our musicians and choir today and especially to Margaret Pulver who headed up the organization of this great parish event.
Blessings and thanks also to all who attended.