Although it wasn’t an especially cold autumn evening, the church heating had only just switched on shortly before the performance was due to start.
You always get an adrenaline rush when you’ve enjoyed a really good concert, either as performer or audience member.
Strings are generally regarded as the backbone of any orchestral ensemble, and this quite superb concert by the Ten Tors Strings under conductor Simon Ible not only attested to the skill of the players, but also confirmed why the orchestra, in full rig, can make such a fine sound, too.
Fun, funny, irreverent and saucy is just the way opera should be, which is why Die Fledermaus has had such lasting appeal, and why its the ideal time to breath new debauched life into this classic.
The Honiton Festival kicks off on Thursday, May 5 and has another top class line up as it brings the best of new and established talents in classical music to the South West.