Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Tonight, Ineke, Caroline and I went the Roy Thompson hall to see the premier performance of Eric Idel's " Not the Messiah" From Eric Idle and John Du Prez, the sardonic duo that unleashed Spamalot on the world, comes Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy), a comic oratorio inspired by Monty Python's Life of Brian and performed by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and members of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, featuring soloists and Eric Idle as both soloist and narrator. Co-commissioned by Luminato and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Not The Messiah will be conducted by Peter Oundjian, who is not only the TSOs Music Director but also Eric Idle's cousin.
( this is a picture of Idle back in the 80's at the end of the film, Life of Brian)

We had a howling time.. haven't laughed this much in a long, long time.. Ineke was crying in Laughter ! we had a great night... and boy is the festival amazing... way to go Luminato organizers !

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