I’ve just returned from Dubai after five Christmas-themed concerts with the London Concert Orchestra, part of the Raymond Gubbay series. The performances took place at the Opera house with a 20 (plus) piece orchestra and 10 singers including soloists Alison Jiear and Matt Little. Temperatures may have been in their upper 20s outside, but inside you could easily have been fooled by the numerous Christmas jumpers and light-hearted seasonal banter. Another first for me as the resident Synth player playing the part of String section and church organist for the Carols. And always, a real treat working with this wonderful band of musicians.