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Speed Interview: Matthew Brook

Sun Dec 9 2012

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Here are Matt Truscott (violin) and Cecelia Bruggemeyer (double bass) at our intimate Meet The Band event… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…


With Messiah about to return to the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday, we pulled Bass-Baritone Matthew Brook out of rehearsals long enough for some short and sharp questions.

What do you fear most?
‘Why do the nations’ (from Messiah) set at too fast a speed.

Which mobile number do you call the most?
My dear lady wife’s.

What – or where – is perfection?
The pie section of Windsor Castle farm shop. Stilton and Steak.

Which living person do you most admire (and why)?
Has to be Mandela. For obvious reasons.

What other talent or skill would you like to possess?
Climbing trees. (No head for heights!)

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
If you fail to prepare. Prepare to fail.

What is the most played piece of music on your MP3 player or in your CD collection?
Russian Church music sung by Tenebrae. Those basses knock my socks off!


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  • Just been watching Herreweghe’s Matthew Passion. Your Gebt mir meinen Jesum wieder is the best I know. Bravissimo.

    Roger Bodey Fri Dec 23 2016