Hayley's voice was as fine as ever, as well as the performances Raven, Andy and Tim delivered, supported by the acoustics of the Cathedral and the well-adjusted speakers - and after all I can't add a superlative to the reports already written during the WM tour. My personal favourites are (but only with a small head start compared with all the other songs) Veni Veni Emmanuel, River, Sleigh Ride and Love Came Down At Christmas.
Unfortunately despite the efforts in particular Hayley made to give the concert the auditorium was from my personal point of view the least enthusiastic amongst the ones during the eight shows I attended during the last month. But I think the Barbican as the very last and special show of the tour will show a bit more of the enthusiasm amongst the auditorium I got used to it.
Therefore there was only 'Silent Night' as the one and only encore and we missed 'Have yourself...'
Soon the cathedral was empty and Steve had unfortunately not much work with the CDs and DVDs.
On the other hand soon after just ten p.m. the party was able to depart for their way home, fortunately without snow on the roads, at least in Bristol. As Tim said the next day a rehearsal for the Barbican was scheduled.
Thank you for your very thorough report, Karsten, and your usual wonderful pictures. You truly spoil us! And we thank you for doing so. Those who cannot attend like me are most appreciative. Hard to understand the audience's less than wonderful reaction. Not how all of us would have reacted.
Thank you Karsten, for your detailed report and pictures. I was a little worried if your journey would be affected by the snow but fortunately, as you wrote, everything went well. I'm glad to see Hayley feels better now. I hope the audience in London is more enthusiastic tonight.