Humbug is here

Went to a lunchtime concert: Devon Sinfonietta at the United Reformed Church, playing Haydn and Gershwin.  This is the first time I’ve heard of the orchestra, and they turned out to be a youth group.  Or less charitably, a fancy school orchestra, though I think in practice they are selected players from a number of schools.  Anyway, I quite enjoyed the music.  Worth going to on a wet saturday afternoon ten minutes walk away, but not too much more.

The church is much smaller inside than it looks from the outside, but pleasant  and comfortable.  That’s a contrast to Tavistock’s main church, which is much bigger and gets the top performers (such as the Devon Baroque last week) but a is terrible place to sit, even if you get one of the relatively-few seats with a decent view.

But more disturbingly, the wretched place has “christmas” crap, and big banners outside advertising the sale of christmas cards.  Doesn’t the church notionally follow the teachings of a man who took violent direct action against merchants trading in a temple?  I’d have been happy to forgive them that, but NOT this humbuggery before at least December.  And it’s only bloody October, ferchrissake!

Bah, Humbug.

Posted on October 27, 2007, in music, rants, tavistock. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Yeah, christmas decorations usually go up in shops here in October as well. I suppose that’s what gets me thoroughly annoyed with the whole thing by the time we reach December.
    Skipping the whole thing to go somewhere nice and warm for a couple of weeks seems mighty tempting. The trouble is in finding a nice beachside bar with decent wireless coverage 😉

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