"Who could think of a better way
to spend a couple of hours on a warm May afternoon than to sit
in the cool of Cookham Church to listen to two very talented
tenors treating us to a programme of wonderful music and singing.
Malcolm and Jonathan Stork regaled us with a variety of beautiful
pieces ranging from Purcell, Sartori and Benjamin Britten through to
the delights of Richard Stilgoe and Ivor Novello.
The classical pieces were so
beautifully sung with such feeling and the pronunciation was really
clear enabling the audience to understand every word. The
rendition of the famous Die Forelle - The Trout had been very
carefully translated from the original German into English by
Malcolm and Jonathan and provided a hilarious change of
mood. This was following by a classic Richard Stilgoe number
which had us all laughing.
After the interval we were again
treated to a second half equally as brilliant as the first
with Marianne joining Malcolm for a jolly duet about giving up
jogging' which was very well received.
The concert concluded
with a duet from Les Pecheur des Perles which brought the
audience to their feet for a standing ovation which luckily resulted
in another duet encore. The piano was very skillfully
played by Gordon Collins - a friend of the family - whose
contribution to the concert was enormous all in all an
afternoon not to have been missed"