Jon Lord returns to RAH
The show started at about 7.50 pm and ended at 10 pm, an hour later than scheduled. Roger Waters and his band performed "Wish You Were Here", "Flickering Flame" and "Comfortably Numb". For their performance a drum kit, a Hammond organ, another keyboard and several speakers were installed on stage. Unfortunately all this bulky stuff was left there when Jon Lord entered the stage escorting John Mortimer to his microphone.
As the grand piano was at the far right of the stage, Jon was hardly visible for a quite a lot of people. His accompaniment to John Mortimer's literature reading consisted of just a few very gentle tunes he played from time to time (not throughout Mortimer's performance). "Wait A While" followed the reading and was by far the most quiet performance of the evening, just beautiful.
"Pomp and Cicumstance" featured the audience screaming their hearts out and was repeated as an encore. The official programme presents all the performing artists on several pages with the exception of Jon Lord. Maybe he was billed on such short notice that he couldn't be featured in the programme.
Please note that in the future you will need to go to PicturedWithin.com to read about Jon Lord's solo activities.
Lars kindly typed out the schedule of the Whip Craic concert in aid of the Countryside Alliance, performed at the Royal Albert Hall, London on 16 October 2002, as it appeared in the official concert programme:
Benjamin Frost welcomes you, with some toe-tapping delights on the piano
PERFORMANCE STARTS AT 7.30 PM
Crown Imperial (William Walton) The Royal Philharmonic Concert conducted by Anthony Inglis
Introduction Marsha Fitzalan Anthony Andrews
A Weekend in the Country from A Little Night Music (Stephen Sondheim) Sung by Capital Voices directed by Anne Skates With special guests: Robert Hardy, Simon Williams, Christopher Biggins, Nicholas Parsons, Clarissa Dickson Wright, Johnny Scott, John McCirick, Otis Ferry, Will Heath, Leo Jamieson, Ed Wyvill, Nicholas Lamotte, Sophie Sheppard, Martha Alexander, Arabella Seccombe, Ivan Massow, Beautrice von Preussen, Florence von Preussen, Amber Nuttall
Claire Moore I dreamed a dream from Les Miserables (Alan Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg)
Dizzy Keane Magazine Song (Adele Anderson) Accompanied by Russell Churny
Overture to Ca Ira (Roger Waters) The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Rick Wentworth
Sir John Mortimer Accompanied by Jon Lord, ex-Deep Purple Wait a while (Jon Lord, Sam Brown) Sung by Aitch McRobbie The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Paul Mann
The Chance Band with Andrew Chance Accompanied by Graham Dalby and the Grahamaphones With special guest Lord Colwyn
A Grand, Grand Overture (Hoffnung) (Malcolm Arnold) The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Anthony Inglis
The President Balance
Isobel makes love on National Monuments (Jake Thackray) with Chistopher Biggins and Anthony Inglis
Geraint Dodd Granada (Augustin Lara)
Geraint Dodd and Claire Moore Brindisi from La Traviata (Giuseppe Verdi)
Pomp and Circumstance March No 1 in D (Sir Edward Elgar)
PERFORMANCE ENDS 9 PM
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