Original YT playout date: 12 January 2009
“In the company of Richard Berkeley and the Fundacja Nowa Orkiestra Kameralna in the Bristol Hotel, Warsaw, on 4th December 2008.
The sponsors of the event included http://www.grupastrategia.com , your one-stop shop for professional services (audit, accounting, tax, legal, real estate, business systems) for foreign investors in Poland in five different Polish cities, also http://www.dobrewina.pl , and others. See them all on http://www.fnok.pl . Reuters and Arup were major contributors to this event, both those companies taking a full table for their guests.
These events are unforgettable cultural moments in the expatriate life of this city. If you have never been and would like to, then let me know and I will put you in contact with the right person.”
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Secret Concert, three small parts
This is Richard Berkeley’s Nowa Orkiestra Kameralna, or New chamber Orchestra. The piece is from an anonymous Polish composer and is part of Simfonia di Nativitate.
I went on to film much more of the work of the NOK and it will have its own section on this blog. The memory card at this time was tiny – I could put only 4 or 5 minutes on it then unlike the 1 or 2 hours I can film today. However, the short clip here just gives a hint of the magic of their Christmas concert in 2005 in the Reformed Church on ul Solidarnosci, Warsaw.
The second bit is a piece I still cannot identify – please add if you know it
Here is the third bit I took. Some of “My country childhood” by Vaughn Williams.
This was, as with everything so far, taken with my now defunct Fuji Finepix. An excellent camera while it lasted, with just a few shortcomings, but with lovely sound as you can hear.
For those interested in visiting this Church building, one of a handful of impressive protestant places of worship in Warsaw, you can see it in the centre of the below map…
Polish Carol – Dzisiaj w Betlejem
This was my third upload to YT ever – the December 2004 Christmas concert of Warsaw’s New Chamber Orchestra.
That was just a tiny snatch of the concert, as I had just started trying to film and my memory card was tiny.
Since then I have recorded many pieces by them, and they will be appearing in this section of Huliganov TV as it populates from the YT channel! Here you can see all of Richard Berkeley’s pieces together, and he’s still going from strength to strength after all these years.