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Julia Bullock & Bretton Brown – The Queens Hall
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Julia Bullock & Bretton Brown – The Queens Hall

Julia Bullock is an American Soprano, from Missouri, the New York Times have described as, ‘An impressive, fast-rising soprano…poised for a significant career’. This was a real concert of two halves, the first section being more classical and almost funereal in places, and the second  after the interval, being much more lyrical and almost playful, albeit with a serious message. And perhaps pointing towards the dual personality of Bullock herself; extremely serious about her music, with many years of Classical training, on the one hand but clearly also very passionately involved with the plight of sisterhood and Black America. I particularly liked the tenderly sung, Billy Holliday number, ‘Our Love Is Different’, which also included some beautiful Jazz solos by pianist Brett...