On entering the Cathedral (the size of a parish church) by the
South door, one immediately noticed that the seats were facing
West ... so as to face the organ, leaving the audience unconventionally with their backs to the altar.
The band and orchestra sound-checking on stage ... sound-crew's
Johnny Magner, seated front. Visible behind the Commander,
Matt Pegg, Geoff Whitehorn with his Variax, and Frank Mead on soprano sax.
Close-up on Gary. Those 'cellists were superbly confident players
Mark Brzezicki behind his habitual Pearl kit, with four sopranos behind him
Looking through the strings to Andy Phillips, conductor.
Four sopranos, four Procols! The Brooker Ensemble has never before been so Procol-heavy.
Gary is testing a different model of piano ... a Yamaha as opposed to the Roland RD 600 of habit
Frank on alto ... and a large flight-case
The basses and tenors consider their parts; the strings and harp rest
The organ, up above the ensemble, hides Michael Bywater. Judging it too quiet, the sound crew miked it up
Pictures by Jens from BtP
Procol Harum concerts in 2006: index page
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