In 2016 I had the pleasure of working with Charlotte Arculus Hugh Lupton and the Bergh Apton Community Arts Trust as Musical Director on this delightful project.
''A very big thank you to everyone involved in the preparation and performance of 'Midwinter Dreaming' which I attended yesterday evening, Sunday January 24th 2016. It was a most magical experience and a perfect way to enjoy winter - without all the hype that accompanies Christmas. I particularly enjoyed the music and singing, especially the earthy rhythm of the final song 'I Sing Of A Mayden'. Coming from the gallery of the church, it was like being transported back 200 years. Please put my contact details on your website so that I can be alerted to any further events you are staging.''
''My friend and I came, knowing that it would be something special, but were so impressed by the whole . . . I can't call it 'performance', that's the wrong word, but the whole event, from start to finish, was spellbinding. The welcome in the marquee, the lantern-lit procession through the churchyard, the singing from the gallery as we entered, the gradual extinguishing of the candles to darkness, set such an atmosphere for the actual play. The play itself was really emotional, and was so cleverly done; the story was woven through and we felt so involved with the characters. The music was brilliantly done, and had a real earthy quality to it which complemented the play perfectly. Such a talented group of villages you have!
"Just a quick one to say how much I enjoyed the performance; it truly was a wonderful cast and a superb performance by all involved."