and Ken from Levant Restaurant, a legend in itself by now, were welcoming the
guests to the concert with a glass of wine, for those who had come early
because of parking problems. I had parked down below and walked up the romantic
alleys to the church with the water from the Karmi spring running at the side
of the path, the only noise except some late birds. Karmi is still one of those
places where time has not moved a bit and most of the old residents are still
there, happy and full of memories.
a sad but also good feeling. For one of those who are no longer part of the
community, Vic Lundie, friends and music lovers had come to listen to the selection
of music pieces his music friends and friends of the church have prepared for
him. Prue, his wife, is still part of the
Karmi community and she was witnessing the many good words of memory in tribute
to her husband.
have met Vic Lundie a couple of times for the sake of music, for telling the
background story of jazz becoming popular in Cyprus. Here is one link to a talk
I had with him some years ago.
other link tells the story of the Kyrenia Church Choir I have met on several
occasions, concerts and rehearsals.
big thank you to the Kyrenia Chamber Choir members who have prepared the
concert in memoriam of Vic Lundie and for the audience it was a very special
treat on the Saturday evening of May 04, 2019. A well chosen programme.
Toros, Chairman of the ‘Friends of the Karaman Church’ expressed his feelings
and thanks with a surprise piano recital and later thanked the musicians with a
colourful bunch of flowers which went so well with the colourful icons of the
church. A wonderful atmosphere reigned that
evening in the church, a building and treasure in this mountain village that is
being looked after so lovingly. The donations given by the guests are going to
be used for necessary maintenance and repair works.
Susan Carling, Rae Tilley, Iris Langford, Alan Carling, …and Kate Economidou
and Zara Barkhoudarian (piano and voice) and Deniz Sever (piano).
will be a row of concerts, the Kyrenia Chamber Choir have planned for the
summer, I just was informed,