The stage with parts of the orchestra up front, some chorale members waiting in back.
Some of our loyal fans
The center of attention, the new pipe organ, is that gleaming golden thing on the upper left. It sounds beautiful. Mellow and rich, the tones beautifully proportioned to the space.
The rehearsal went well. I love the music we are singing, the Durufle Requiem (Durufle was an organist), and I think it comes across well in that hall. It's impossible to tell from where I am, but there were designated listeners in the audience who let Tom know what was working and what wasn't.
Tonight is the real thing. The hall will be full, which is wonderful. I'm not especially looking forward to the long night but I know the music ahead of our part will be beautiful and I will enjoy listening to it from inside the bowels of backstage. And I am sure we will do well with the requiem. I'm just not a night person. I'll be glad to get back to bed.