Sunday, 24 January 2016

Happy Birthday, Mr Babb!

Mr Babb is a retired musical conductor, who has been organising concerts at St Mary's Church for several years. Many of the performers have been musicians he's worked with or taught over the years.
And on 30th January, many of the singers and instrumentalists performing at St Mary's will be Mr Babb's former pupils. Tickets are £15, and £5 for under 18s, and the evening starts off at 7.30pm. Proceeds will go to St Mary's Choral Foundation, to enable St Mary's music committee to develop the choir, including young choristers from the age of 8 upwards. It's a way of helping children to enjoy the opportunities he had when he was starting out in his musical career.
The Bach Mass in B Minor will be performed to celebrate Mr Babb's 90th birthday. I think he was going to conduct himself, originally, but has been persuaded to let someone else take that place while he is Guest of Honour.
There's a good piece in the Brecon and Radnor Express about Mr Babb's life.

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