St Michael’s Arts Festival: in conversation with Stuart Barr

by isabelrogers

I was delighted to join St Michael’s Arts Festival when they approached me to talk about my Stockwell Park Orchestra books. Brixton Chamber Orchestra rehearses in St Michael’s Church on Stockwell Park Road, so of course they were interested in someone inventing a pretend orchestra and nicking their geography.

Stuart Barr and I sat down and chatted over Zoom, interspersed with the wonderful cellist Daisy Vatalaro playing three movements from Bach’s first cello suite. I was desperate to ask him about his work with stellar people (Shirley Bassey, for instance!) but in the end we didn’t have time. He was a total professional and kept asking about Stockwell Park Orchestra.

Thank you for inviting me along, Stuart!

You can listen here. It’s available until Saturday 7th November.