The All Saint’s Session


Last night Valerie and I went to a wonderful performance of music and poetry at All Saint’s Church, Edmonton.  Produced by Cheryl Moskowitz and Alastair Gavin, it was exceptional in quality and the senses it stimulated.  When the lights went down the set, lit by candles (I counted 33) and simple spot lights, appeared as a painting and I would have been happy just looking at it imagining music and words as if I were in an art gallery. The cello played a few notes and then came Alastair’s electric piano.  Aprés Un Rève is a beautiful piece and the performance was delightful.

I had left my camera at home so my trusty iPhone was pressed into use.

Ian Burdge




Ian Burdge







Alastair behind music





Alastair Gavin hidden behind his music and key board.






Mario Petrucci  and Cheryl Moskowitz then read, both are evocative and thoughtful, good poets who perform well.  Two excellent readings.

After the interval Mario read his translations of Sufi poems with Cheryl sounding very sinister.  Alastair managed to conjure the desert and altered state of consciousness in a most extraordinary fashion and the music composed by him and Ian complimented and underpinned the poems in a sensitive and  mystical way.






Performing For The LOVE of GOD.






The church is an unusually beautiful and gentle venue for performance and, to complete the enjoyment, there was incense hanging in the air.

All Saints Programme164




Here is the rather crumpled programme.  The next performance is on Thursday 19th April at All Saint’s Church.  For details email:


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