Summer Solstice Sunset Singalong at Standish Village

It’s a mouthful, but every single word is significant. Today is the official summer solstice in 2018, otherwise known as the longest day of the year. Yesterday, being the Wednesday that my ukulele group meets each week, we gave our first public performance for the senior residents and staff members of a nearby building. Sunset is that magical time when you know the deadline of darkness is approaching, and everything must get done by then. To make it participative, we called our gig a singalong so the audience would be encouraged to join us in the singing. Standish Village is an award-winning assisted senior living residence, housed in a historic landmark building (no. 24 in this document), in Historic Lower Mills, just a short walk from Walter Baker Artists Lofts where we regularly meet to jam (or rehearse).

What’s noteworthy? One person had just learned how to play the ukulele three weeks ago in my crash course, four others had never performed on the ukulele before, and it was our first performance as a group.

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Robert Bekkers, classical guitarist

Professional photos of Robert Bekkers, classical guitarist, by Rodney Waters in Houston, Texas

The following photos of Dutch guitarist Robert Bekkers were taken by Rodney Waters who was on duty both as photographer and accompanist at the private concert we gave in Houston on 6th November 2010. Thank you, Rodney for the memories.

Robert Bekkers, classical guitarist
1. Robert Bekkers, classical guitarist Photo credit: Rodney Waters

The photos are available by higher resolution — for press purposes.
All photos were taken live in concert in a beautiful home in Houston, Texas.

Robert Bekkers, classical guitarist
3. Robert Bekkers, classical guitarist Photo credit: Rodney Waters
5. Robert Bekkers, classical guitarist
5. Robert Bekkers, classical guitarist Photo credit: Rodney Waters

The following picture was taken while waiting for pianist Anne Ku to finish the introductions.

7. Robert Bekkers, classical guitarist
7. Robert Bekkers, classical guitarist Photo credit: Rodney Waters

Silhouettes in Limburg sunset

If a picture paints a thousand words, how many do silhouettes?

Before the second concert in Limburg on Tuesday 20th April, I saw an opportunity to stand in the Limburg sun.

If a picture paints a thousand words, how many do silhouettes?

Before the second concert in Limburg on Tuesday 20th April, I saw an opportunity to stand in the Limburg sun. I was wearing a turquoise Laura Ashley dress I bought in London many moons ago.

Anne Ku against the Limburg sunset
Anne Ku against the Limburg sun

It was my turn to take photos of Robert Bekkers.

Robert Bekkers silhouette against the setting sun
Robert Bekkers silhouette against the setting sun