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Jo Richards was at the keyboards of St Nicholas Church Organ for the second Recital, 'My Young Life hath an End', which sounds rather sombre, but when the music is interspersed with Jo's witty humour, the mood was instantly lifted.
Jo's humour was instantly apparent, as she introduced her programme with a 'funeral tone'. telling us that her wish is to die at the keyboard, whilst playing the the piece 'My young life has an end....'. Thankfully, that didn't happen today, so we wish her well, and are thankful that it didn't happen on our watch.
We were treated to a variation of music, from the sombre, thought-provoking to the head-spinning, as Jo's fingers danced across the keyboards. One highlight was the clever, in fact brilliant arrangement of 'The Trumpet Tune' and 'Trumpet Voluntary' as Jo intertwined the music of Henry Purcell and Jeremiah Clarke.
The next Recital is on June 15th, with Relph Clarke from Didcot, playing 'From Bach to Sinatra. Lunch will be served from 12.40pm, preceding the Recital which will start at 1pm. Free Admission but retiring collection.