St. Georges Chapel, Bristol, England
Dec. 4, 1998
|Not much is known about this secret gig.
What we do know: It was acoustic and some 300 people attended. There were
some video and audio recordings made
but they have not surfaced..
Songs: My Funny Valentine, Its oh so Quiet, Hunter, Joga, a
Burt Bacharach song, Elvis Costello songs and unknown others. It
spanned about 2 hours.
"Famous for its exceptionally fine acoustic, St George's Bristol also prides itself on attracting an ever growing number of the world's leading musicians to Bristol - from Alfred Brendel, Sir Simon Rattle and John Williams to Elvis Costello and
Björk. Whatever your musical preference, we can offer an imaginative and diverse programme of events, embracing jazz, world music and opera, together with the very best in classical music."
|the grapewire at bjork.com dated Dec. 7, 1998
"A monumental concert was held in Bristol on Friday 4th of December where Björk and The Brodsky Quartet played together for the first time in a whole evening of music. They played among others My funny Valentine, It's oh so quiet, Hunter, Jóga and a Burt Bacharach song. Expect to see some visual footage from this evening hopefully this week."
(note: no footage surfaced that I know about).
courtesy of the bjorkfiles.
Fiction 1998-11 By Nick Lisher "Hunter
of Björk's proposed gig in Bristol have been confirmed. Again, it
is intended to be something out of the ordinary - she is playing
with the Brodsky Quartet, and tickets are very hard to come by.
'It's very different - that's kind of them asking me to be a
guest. They just do their songs or whatever and then I just come
and join in - but it's going to be very different from everything
I've done - just for the heck of it!'"
Intimate releases archive:
December 1998 Björk performed in a church in Bristol to 300
people acoustically (absolutely no amplication) with the Brodsky
Quartet, the quartet who recorded with Elvis Costello on his
"Juliet Letters' album. This was very successful, so much so
that she may do a few more concerts and recording of an album
release at some pointed to be determined. The content was basically
one hour of Björk songs and one hour of covers (Elvis Costello to
Burt Baccharach). (Source: Bjork Fanclub)"
UI also reported that:
was so little time to rehearse that she hadn't even heard some of
[the arrangements] before the concert itself!"
Many thanks to Elena who inspired
and helped me.
(quote slightly edited):
recently went to see (a concert) at st. george's in bristol.
while i was there i wondered if this could be the place where the
gig happened. when i got home, we looked online and found
the picture attached. that picture is definitely
from st. georges."
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