Observations & meditations on the day-to-day
Hayley Westenra at the Royal Festival Hall.
Very grateful to Hayley Westenra for inviting me to the Winter Concert she did with Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Trefel at the Royal Festival Hall a couple of nights ago. Of particular interest was the fact that some of her own compositions were on the set list alongside seasonal favourites like “Amazing Grace”. It takes a lot of courage, conviction and confidence to showcase material in this way – which bodes very well for the release of her new album in the new year. All very exciting because I got a very strong sense of a new direction in her work. Lots to look forward to. All the best, Hayley!