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
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.
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