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posted Apr 25, 2017, 12:21 AM by David Mitchell
So on Good Friday we had our sixth annual Bach Passion. We did the great Matthäus again. It's never easy, coordinating 70+ singers and musicians, including a dozen wonderful children for the ripieno line. But we got there in the end. I've learned a few new lessons though. In the past, we have occasionally allowed players to play modern instruments strung with gut strings. But this year, one such instrument (a viola) was too strong for the rest of the string section. So from now on, the rule is strictly "Baroque players, Baroque instruments." I'll be booking next year's players this week. To get the best players, one needs to book early!