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Sir Trevor McDonald triumphs at Wigmore Hall

Here are some audience comments from April’s My Music at the Wigmore Hall with Sir Trevor McDonald, pictured above with piano soloist Derek Paravicini.

Anonymous (5/5) Wigmore Hall is an excellent venue with friendly, welcoming and helpful staff. Todays lunchtime recital was the third in the ‘My Music’ series of concerts with the outstanding Orchestra of St John’s. Today’s guest was the wonderful Sir Trevor McDonald to talk about his music and chose the warm and intimate individual pieces performed today. The orchestra was accompanied by the beautiful voice of soprano Hannah Davey and the talented Derek Paravicini playing the piano. It proved a most enjoyable lunchtime concert indeed.

Anonymous (5/5) Delightful in every way.

Anonymous (5/5) Fantastic lunchtime session with a perfect balance of music and interviewing. The pieces were beautifully performed and Sir Trevor provided a wealth of fascinating stories. The perfect way to spend an hour!

Anonymous (5/5) What a wonderful way to spend one’s lunch hour! Sir Trevor is an absolute delight, such an interesting career and so unassuming. His choice of music was perfect. Starting with Ella Fitzgerald, Barber, Leonard Cohen, Puccini and finishing with Tchaikovsky. There is one more lunch time concert next month and if it half as good as this, it will be well worth attending!

Anonymous (5/5) What a privilege to hear Sir Trevor McDonald talk about his life and share with us the music that has inspired him. The music was wonderful to listen to and the musicians and soprano were excellent. The venue was lovely and the staff friendly and welcoming. Recommend the lunchtime concerts at Wigmore Hall.

Carol Moody (5/5) Sir Trevor gave a interesting talk about his past famous interviews including Nelson Mandela. The music chosen varied from Ella Fitzgerald to Puccini which was well preformed by Hannah Davey and the Orchestra of St John’s. A very enjoyable lunchtime.

Catherine Appleton (5/5) What a lovely way to spend a lunch hour. Trevor McDonald was as charming in conversation as he appears on screen and his choice of music wide ranging and engaging. The musicians were clearly enjoying themselves too and the vocalist gave us a real treat. The Wigmore Hall is such a special place and I will certainly look out for more of these concerts in the future.

Elaine Bodenitz (5/5) This performance should have 10 stars at least. He is an incredibly interesting man. His choice of music was entertaining and uplifting. I cannot think of another way of enjoying an hour in any other venue.

Maureen & Fiona Ng (5/5) Music wonderfully uplifting, interesting thoughts from Trevor McDonald.

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