A lunchtime recital of music under the moon
Some talented musicians of King’s Rochester gave a lunchtime recital of music ‘under the moon’ in Rochester Cathedral on the 25th February 2020.
The programme included arranged works by Bellini – Vaga Luna (voice), Fauré – Claire de Lune (violin), Giordani – Caro Mio Ben (voice), Saint-Saëns – Swan from Carnival of the Animals (‘cello), Debussy – Claire de Lune (flute), Brahms – Wiegenlied (voice) and Dvorak – Romantische Stücke No.1 (violin). The performers ranged in age and were excellent in all respects – it was pleasing to note that three were wearing the RCOCA lapel badge.
The Museum of the Moon, a touring artwork by the British artist Luke Jerram, was exhibited in the Nave of the Cathedral from the 12th February to the 4th March 2020.
It measures seven metres in diameter and is based upon 120 dpi high definition NASA satellite photography.
The moon measures seven meters in diameter. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimeter of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface. The work was first exhibited in Kendal in 2016 and has since been shown in many locations within the United Kingdom and abroad. It appeared on Strictly Come Dancing at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom on the 18th November 2019.