Crown Court Church of Scotland, Russell Street,
Covent Garden, London WC2B 5EZ (next door to The Fortune Theatre)
I pass this out of the way church (home to the world’s oldest Gaelic choir I’ve been told) while walking to work and recently noticed a sign outside advertising their weekly lunchtime recitals. I know it’s a bit previous and I’m not even a recital man myself but they’ll be starting in late spring/early summer on a Wednesday afternoon from 1.10-1.40pm. It sounds great if you’re into that kind of thing and it’s all for a mere contribution to a “retiring collection”! As the church’s website informs us: “The concerts are always of an excellent standard, frequently featuring undiscovered but highly talented performers, and are well worth hearing”. There you go, something to stick in the diary!
On Tuesday morning at just gone 8am I walked past the church and heard someone belting out an operatic version of Lionel Ritchie’s “Hello” with loud piano accompaniment out of a rehearsal room around the back. Bizarre! P