Recording the BBC Concert Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios

It’s always been a dream of mine to record in the famous Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios in London. There we were where the Beatles with Sir George Martin spent many hours of their lives siting in the sound booth recording the orchestra for two of the Africa programmes. My friend Liz Purnell conducted the orchestra and the maestro engineer Rupert Coulson recorded and mixed the shows. It’s always a bit nerve wracking wondering if we’ll be able to record all the material in the time frame given. But we did and it sounded amazing!