Tremendous warmth from the packed audience at St Oswald’s, Lythe for DeNOTE’s concert in the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival last night. A huge programme for Jane Booth, playing the Beethoven Clarinet Trio, Hummel Clarinet Quartet and Schwencke’s 1805 arrangement of Mozart’s Gran’ Partita for clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano. How wonderful to play with colleagues Marcus Barcham-Stevens, Mark Braithwaite and Andrew Skidmore in the glorious acoustic of this church whose origins date back to Saxon times.
Jamie Walton’s superb festival, now in its sixth year, and with its new Patron, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, goes from strength to strength. The queue outside the church from about 90 minutes before our concert is testament to the success of this remarkable venture which has unlocked a real passion for chamber music in the region!