Tag Archives: Proms

Audiences in black & white

It was Stax night at the Proms last week. I gave it a rave in the Times. Yes, the 75-minute running time was too brief – with so many singers on the programme (Eddie Floyd, Sam Moore, Beverley Knight, Tom Jones, … Continue reading

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Bland faith

Such a disappointing night. My review [£] of the gospel choir showcase at the Proms: If the hardcore members of the congregation seemed content, a neutral could only conclude that the all-conquering crossover genre known as contemporary gospel — built around … Continue reading

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