The Two Moors Festival’s Tiverton Parkway concerts kicked off to a fine start with brilliant playing from young cellist, Rebecca McNaught. One of the Festival’s Young Musicians Platform Competition winners, Rebecca performed Bach’s D minor Suite with musicality and a rich tone such as one would expect from seasoned performers.
Her programme (sandwiched between the 11.38 and 12.09 trains) included a more than significant Scottish reference before rounding off with a raunchy Boogie Woogie. It is clear that McNaught’s gift for the cello is natural and she is destined for a fine career – even in today’s competitive world.
Sipping cups of coffee from the excellent station café, the 51-strong audience enjoyed every minute of the programme raising, between them, £95 towards the Festival’s Primary School workshops project. Also relishing the concert were the smiling station staff as well as two immaculately groomed Guide Dog puppies in training. It was hard to know whether minuets, blues and reels were equivalent to the taste of a marrow bone but suffice to say, their behaviour was impeccable throughout.
Tiverton Parkway’s concerts series continues every Friday until October 10th. They are fun, professional and the two high-speed trains that whizz past during the performance simply add to the attraction. Do go.