Have fun everyone,....can't wait to see the reports and pictures... (although could be a while before i'm back online here with all the work i have to do :/) best wishes Sing
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Grant, Mike and I (and over one thousand other people) witnessed yesterday a very memorable concert at a wonderful and very special venue.
Actually I can't highlight a certain piece, all were very suitable serving the guideline of the evening - but if I had to choose: I'm not sure, but I hadn't have heard (at least for a long time) Lascia ch'io pianga live sung by Hayley and just this Cathedral is one of the best places to hear it.
On the other hand the choirs had chosen 'Silent Night' to illustrate audibly the events on Christmas Eve 1914 at the Western Front near Ypres - starting with the Original version, followed by the English translation and finished with both at the very same time. Honestly very touching - in general and I've to admit perhaps even a bit more for me.
By now a very warm 'Thank you' to all involved in planning and realising this evening - in front, at and behind the stage... - at this place of course and as usually in particular to Hayley and Tim, but I don't want to omit all other artists who performed (have a look at the set list), the technicians and the very friendly and patient volunteers. I'd come back every time to attend such a concert at the very same place again.
Well, I only want to add a short set list and leave the report to our specialist Grant, who will hopefully be back home safely soon.
Welcome - The Very Reverend June Osborne, Dean of Salisbury Cathedral
Prayer - Hayley (usually accompanied by Tim), English Youth Ballet, The Band of the Adjutant General's Corps
The March of The Royal British Legion
Purpose and Theme of Concert - Alastair Stewart
When Angels Weep - The Band of the AGC
Greater Love Hath No Man - St. John Singers, Daniel Cook
'The First World War witnessed...' - The Reverend Canon Jeremy Davies
Silent Night / Stille Nacht - St. John Singers, Salisbury Cathedral Junior Choir
'One of the men who served...' - The Reverend Canon Jeremy Davies
Songbird - Hayley, The Band of the AGC
Prayer of Reflection - The Reverend Canon Jeremy Davies
Pokarekare - Hayley
I Vow to Thee My Country - assembled company
Hymn to the Fallen - The Band of the AGC
We'll meet Again - Hayley
Zadok The Priest - St. John Singers, Salisbury Cathedral Junior Choir, Daniel Cook
The Work of The Royal British Legion - Alastair Stewart
Crown Imperial - The Band of the AGC
The Lord is my Shepherd - Salisbury Cathedral Junior Choir, Daniel Cook
'A Religious Response to War' - The Reverend Canon Jeremy Davies
Crimson Tide - The Band of the AGC
Eternal Father Strong to Save
Danny Boy - Hayley
Benedictus - St. John Singers, Daniel Cook
Amazing Grace - Hayley
Lascia ch'io pianga - Hayley
Ave Maria (Caccini) - Hayley, The Band of the AGC
Nimrod - English Youth Ballet, The Band of the AGC
Acknowledgments - Alastair Stewart
Guide Me O Thou Great Redeemer - assembled company
A Prayer for every Race and Creed - The Reverend Canon Jeremy Davies
Beating the Retreat - The Band of the AGC
Finishing with a few pictures from the sound check and the concert:
These photos are stunning. As a set they must be the best concert photography that I have seen on the forum. I love the fact that you broke the framing rules on the second and third ones to show the scale and your use of shallow depth of field. I think the 3rd, 4th and 5th rival any of the professional album artwork.
To all the other HWI photographers. These photos are an excellent example of why it pays to be a few rows back from the front.
It's also nice to see a concert where Hayley has been lit properly.