Preview: “O Holy Night” – performed by ASO and Constantine Andronikou

So here is a quick “faders-up” preview of “O Holy Night”, as performed at All Souls Church on 12th December at Christmas Praise – what a stunning event that was!

Credits as follows:

  • Composer:  Adolph Adam
  • Singer: Constantine Andronikou
  • Orchestra: All Souls Orchestra
  • Conductor: Dr Noel Tredinnick

Notes:

  1. Because there’s such a huge dynamic swing between loudest and quietest parts of the piece (some 20->40dB depending which metering standard one uses), I’ve approximated what I *would* be doing with faders by using compressors.  The result isn’t yet “pretty” but it is functional – at least enough until it’s decided whether further work will be done!
  2. Though I helped provide the technical links between live and recording “worlds” for this event, I’m not actually involved in producing the radio mix. 🙂

 

Prom Praise 2013 – Slideshow from Graham Bergdahl

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Prom Praise 2013 – Slideshow

Had a lot of fun at Prom Praise again this year, as I think you’ll see below! I spent much of the evening putting a 1960’s Nikkor Q 200mm f4 lens through its paces, and I’m really impressed with the results.  Not bad for £35!  Most of the shots in the slideshow were on the antique lens, and some of the more architectural shots were (I think) on the modern 50mm Nikon f1.8.  Enjoy!

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Photography for Prom Praise 2012

Some more fun from the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 21st April 2012, photographing All Souls Orchestra’s Prom Praise event, which also celebrates the All Souls Orchestra’s 40th Anniversary year.

Prom Praise for Schools Photography

Continuing the photography posting yesterday, here’s some shots taken at the Royal Albert Hall a couple of weeks ago for Prom Praise for Schools.  An altogether different event to the main Prom Praise last weekend, but no less complete even for us adults, who clearly were not the target audience.  These shots were taken with a humble D40, using either my modern 50mm f1.8 lens, or my much older 135mm f3.5 lens.