KEF and the Edinburgh Festival - A Technical Achievement Way Ahead Of Its Time
At the Edinburgh Music Festival in 1980, the BBC was interested in filming a performance of Berloiz’ Te Deum for broadcast. Te Deum is a massive orchestral work, with a full choir and central to the piece is the magnificent organ score. The performance was scheduled for Usher Hall (below right) which did not have an organ that was sufficient for the orchestra, choir and filming. One half mile away, the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Mary’s (below left) had a perfect organ for the performance, but did not have a stage for the orchestra and choirs.
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