I have a choice: the television; an invitation to the Bowes Museum for a preview, as a Friend of the Museum, of a new prestigious exhibition about Vivienne Westwood Shoes 1973-2011; or an invitation to Barnard Castle School Choral Society's Summer Concert.
The TV is ordinary; I am not into shoes (except the pair on my feet). So I choose the third option.
Friday's Concert was held in the College Chapel.
The choir was formed about fifteen years ago, and has a strong reputation in the county and beyond. One of the highlights of this year's performances was Bach's St Matthew's Passion in Durham Cathedral in March.
On Friday evening, there was music by Franz Joseph Haydn, John Rutter, John Ireland, Edward Elgar, and finished with music by Charles Hubert Parry. Rebecca Lowe, soprano, sang Let the Bright Seraphim by George Frederick Handel, and Matthew Atherton played an organ solo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The conductor was Mark Mawhinney.