For the final fifteen minutes, Robert was joined by members of the company. Trevor Lever recalls "I'm not sure how much if this - if any - was rehearsed, but it appeared that the children were responding to the music and Robert, in turn, was responding to their movements. It really worked and there was a generous and enthusiastic amount of applause at the end, including a smiling Robert from the side."
Lush and symphonic, there seems to be many connections with Robert’s past music laced throughout this concert. To these ears momentary bursts of The Heavenly Music Corporation, Exposure and Bringing Down The Light connect to the themes and moods which would form the backbone of the December Suite series of concerts. The guitarist summed the day up thus “A very attentive, engaged & present audience. This was a privileged event.” Engineer Alex “Stormy” Mundy puts it this way:” Over a hundred minutes of damned good stuff!”
Please note that there are some pop, clicks and occasional distortion caused by the recording levels being set too high and overloading the hard drive.
Robert comments “Alex has worked heroically to deal with the distortion on this recording. Perhaps there are parts to make an audiophile, one for whom timbral veracity is a necessary truth, twitch gently. But, this works well enough for me.”