Last night, James Bagwell conducted the Bard College Chamber Singers and the Symphonic Chorus in a performance of G. F. Handel's oratorio Esther.
|James Bagwell, conductor, Bard College Symphonic Chorus|
Then he flew into action. As he lifted his arms in precisely measured movements, his fitted jacket reflected the pull of his shoulders. When the chorus declared "Pour our vengeance on our foes," he leapt up in great animation, the tails of his coat lifting up like the flounces of a lady's skirt.
I sketched from the third row, and was able to see because of the light spilling out from the stage. I used Caran d' Ache water-soluble colored pencils (#047 Bistre, #037 Brown Ochre, #065 Russet, and #009 Black) and two Niji water brushes (clear water and black) in a Pentalic watercolor sketchbook.
Previously on GurneyJourney:
James Bagwell at a Rehearsal
Previous posts on concert sketching:
The "Flash-Glance" Method
Gouache portrait of an Irish whistle player
Sketching a vocal concert
Violinist in ink wash
Club Passim Gig
The Cello and the Pencil
Mass in C