Procol Harum

Beyond
the Pale

PH on stage | PH on record | PH in print | BtP features | What's new | Interact with BtP | For sale | Site search | Home

The Italian 'Union Chapel' evening

Gary Brooker in Naples pictures by Stefano Ciccioriccio


Stefano explains that photography was not permitted during this concert (which was a televised event, 4 January 2005, before an invited audience only), and this accounts for the somewhat shaky nature of his furtive pictures. Nonetheless they give an excellent idea of the luxurious ambience of the church in which the concert took place, and of Gary Brooker's part in it.

A view of the "stage"

The grand piano waiting for the Commander

A partial view of Santa Maria la Nova's cloister

A wider view of the altar (the stage)

Another wide view of the altar (the stage)


Gary Brooker at the grand piano ready to start!


GB in action

... and being filmed in action, cameraman astride the shrubbery

More action


Maestro Brooker, Maestro Serio (conductor of Basilica di Santa Chiara orchestra) and a part of the orchestra

Big ovation at the end of A Salty Dog


Same together with Maestro Renato Serio


Gary with some artists of the evening during the final track

During the final track (Amen) and the standing ovation.


The written account of this concert

Gary Brooker's solo shows

Sound and vision

PH on stage | PH on record | PH in print | BtP features | What's new | Interact with BtP | For sale | Site search | Home