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Orchestra rehearses in a funeral home

July 28, 2017 by norman lebrecht

6 comments.


Apparently, they can’t find another quiet space in Marlborough, at the top of New Zealand’s South Island.

 

 

But would you agree to rehearse in a morgue? Is it respectful to the dead, or the music?

 


Comments (6)

  1. Alexander says:

    I would type “horror” before the news … there is no good in this at all

  2. James says:

    Their audience age demographic just went up by five years.

  3. Cubs Fan says:

    Why not? Who’s going to complain? Besides, I’ve been to some concerts which were so deadly dull that I felt like I was in a morgue, with conductors who showed less life than a corpse.

  4. Robert Holmén says:

    Note that a funeral home is not a morgue and, given the wide taste in funerals today, the music they rehearse in the funeral home’s chapel is probably no farther-out than what has been performed there for services anyway.

    A funeral home not being booked solid 24/7 with funerals… that should be a good thing, right?

  5. Chris says:

    There was (and maybe still is) a youth orchestra in California that rehearsed in a mortuary. They were called the Pasadena Summer Youth Chamber Orchestra and proudly went by the acronym PSYCHO!

  6. David H Spence says:

    I fear there may be almost justifiably called for the embalmment of some of the music being played as well.


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