The chairman of the VCM trustees, having invited me to attend a performance of the Apollo 5 group VCM is supporting, I was pleased to accept. The performance took place at the Gresham Centre Gresham Street EC2V 7BX in the City of London.
Having consulted Google for the best public transport route to the Gresham Centre from Wimbledon I was surprised to see that two hours travelling time was suggested. Instead with the assistance of TfL travelling to the Gresham Centre by train to Waterloo thence by the Drain direct to Bank, was easy, taking only about 55 minutes and avoided rush hour traffic which was all coming out of London at 6pm, rather than travelling in.
The British heritage site report about St Annes and St Agnes Church to which the Gresham Centre is the hall, states:
The Gresham Centre is excellent and there were some 50 or 60 guests. Apollo 5 are a group of 5 young singers who sang old and new, classical and folk songs from their new CD "Radiant Dawn", almost continuously for over an hour, including for example "Scarborough Fair".
Certainly my own voice not that I have much singing talent, would have croaked after twenty minutes:
After the concert the singers mingled with the audience and fresh fruit was served with champagne.
A most interesting musical evening for which many thanks for the invitation to attend, to Roy Blackwell and to his wife Jennifer. It was also good to be introduced to Chris Wardle of the VCM foundation and to learn of the large number of concerts given and being planned for Apollo5 around the world - I am sure that they will thrive.