The opulent surroundings speak volumes about the show in store as soon as you walk through the door. But have no fear, any off-putting sense of aloof aestheticism is quickly dashed as a friendly face hands you a cup of delicious hot chocolate. The shows themselves change on a nightly basis; I happened upon an evening of Russian cello classics. The movements were performed to an exceptional standard, and the church itself acted as an additional band member, its lofty ceilings providing the perfect acoustics as the notes inhabited the surrounding space, adding to the sensuous atmosphere. Without fear of hyperbole I will state that this show is the most relaxing end to a day to at the Fringe.
Old Saint Paul’s Church, 1-24 Aug (not 11-13 or 18-20), 10.00pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Lewis Wade]