Gary and friends (line-up yet to be confirmed) play the penultimate night of the Festival in Chelmsford's Cathedral of St Mary, St Peter, and St Cedd. By its own admission, 'Chelmsford Cathedral is no vast, vaulted hall. Its qualities are more jewel-like: small, light, colourful, precious and cherished'. It's very close to Chelmsford railway station ... click here for a map. Chelmsford itself is about 40 miles north-east of London.
According to Chelmsford Cathedral's site, 'Famous as a founding member of Procul [sic] Harum, Gary Brooker will entertain you this evening with a varied concert of classics, rock and gospel joined by a few of his friends, a choir and orchestra, in a performance to include such classic hits as Whiter Shade of Pale, Peace in the Valley, Adagio (Albinoni), Serenade (Elgar).
The line-up is confirmed as Gary Brooker (piano), Michael Bywater (organ), Mark Brzezicki (drums), Frank Mead (winds), Matt Pegg (bass), and Geoff Whitehorn (guitar) (thanks, Franky)
Showtime is 8 pm (although one of the official websites claims it will be '2200 hrs' this is not correct). Tickets are priced at £21 (most with a good view of the stage), £16 (view from some seats partly blocked), £10 (distant view of stage) and £6 (restricted view only). Floor plan of the Cathedral is here
Book at the Chelmsford Festival Booking
Office: (0)1245 606505
Festival Office: (0)1245 359890
Fax: (0)1245 280456
You can click here to download the Festival's homespun booking form, if you wish to pay and order by post
Procol / Brooker dates in 2006