KCO Concert in December 2001
Kingston Parish Church Benefit Concert
|Puccini||La Boheme (semi-staged, performed with Opera d'Amici - Artistic Director Martin Rendle) (soloists Stuart Rathie (Rodolfo), Susan Clements-Loftus (Mimi), Giles Chaundy (Marcello), Hannah Kirk (Musetta), Julian Mason (Schaunard), Alex Routledge (Alcindoro, Benoit))|
A review by Hilton Tims appeared in the Surrey Comet on 4 January 2002, which included the following.
Most impressive of all, perhaps, was the playing of the Kingston Chamber Orchestra, under conductor Andy Meyers, performing a full-length opera score for the first time. No scratch orchestra either. With 42 players positioned in a side aisle, it filled the church with some ravishing Puccini sound, full-bodied and sensitive to the shifting shades of drama and romance in the score ...
The capacity audience gave them an ovation, richly deserved and a tribute to Hannah Kirk's enterprise.