Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 26 July 2014

A religious experience for audience

Following Vital and Belsonic, another Northern Ireland music institution got off to a rousing start yesterday.

Clandeboye Estate's Church of Ireland chapel proved a sublime venue for the opening of this year's Camerata Ireland classical music festival.

The musical programme included Mozart's duo no 1 in G major and duo no 2 in B-flat major, with Michael Trainor on violin and Ruth Gibson on viola.

The young Irish pair – from Belfast and Dublin respectively – performed the duo's six movements with passion and panache. Lively and joyful, the tunes were sure to have put a spring in the step of all in attendance – which included none other than Van Morrison.

The rock legend found himself amongst an audience of just 80 people, all of whom seemed to be loving it. A wonderful start to a unique festival.

ANDREW JOHNSTON

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Leo:

You have an exciting opportunity to make a fresh start. Changing your look, establishing a healthier lifestyle and getting in shape are among the possibilities. It's important for you to be as active as possible. Even going for a brisk walk on your lunch hour can have a dramatic impact on your appearance. You exude an attractive glow when you take regular exercise. A romantic relationship is heating up. A home improvement project will go very well, so long as you hire a competent professional.More