Spem in Alium, Winchester style

Huge shout out to James and Elizabeth Montgomery for their very generous invitation to sing Spem in Alium to celebrate James’s 70th birthday. Taking much of Saturday 12 September to put together, most of that time seemed to be spent drinking, eating and socialising. There were separate choir practices in the morning before coming together for a final full rehearsal in the Cathedral Quire just prior to a performance in front of invited guests.

This time I sang tenor in choir 4, slowly working my way down the choir having sung tenor in choirs 1 and 2 previously. I think it fair to say that the final performance held together very well under the expert direction of Tom Seligman.

A very self-indulgent way to spend a Saturday (for me and my 70 fellows singers!).

Full copies for every singer

Full copies for every singer

Gathering in the Paul Woodhouse Suite first thing

Gathering in the Paul Woodhouse Suite first thing

Lunch!

Lunch!

Getting the 8 choirs into a horse shoe

Getting the 8 choirs into a horseshoe

Addressing invited guests

Addressing invited guests

Would you believe James thanked us for attending!

Would you believe James thanked us for attending!

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