Who Needs An Audience?

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An eminent music critic whom I had the pleasure of taking tea with a few days ago thinks there are too many choirs in his home town. "There just isn't a large enough audience to go round" he said. I've heard this complaint from a number of people over the years. But I don't think you can ever have too much of a good thing; there are certainly too many wars in the world. Not too many choirs. However, my friend's assertion got me thinking about how certain kinds of art might lend themselves just as -- if not more -- engagingly to private … [Read more...]