The choir performed admirably. What may not be known (as they are complete professionals) is that 60% of them have or have had a cold. And the others will probably get it.
No audio tweaking was applied to this (or any audio so far) as the venues supplied all the necessary reverberance.
Fromelles is a nice place. For those who do not know (including me until very recently) the remains of Australian soldiers of the great war were recently found about a hundred metres from the church in which the choir performed. On the day the choir performed the archeologists commenced work; on Anzac day next year the last three bodies will be re-interred, with full military honours. It is estimated that 400 Australian soldiers fell here, making it a highly signifcant site in Great War Australian history.
On St George's Day in St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle the Canberra Grammar School Chamber Choir performed a portion of their repertoire.
Recording of the event was not permitted. Serendipitously, however, it seems that an audio recorder was inadvertantly left running and we do have the audio of the performance so we have decided not to waste it. Marko: You were great! To have a recording of your organ solo is fantastic!
Here is some rough audio patched together with some still photographs. (In the trade these are called "rushes" I think.)
(Mr L - having you waving right at the "The Lord Is Risen" bit was totally coincidental, I'm afraid.)
It seems that Vimeo is NOT the medium for presentation of photographs, but these may be better than nothing.
St George's Chapel is the Queen's private chapel and outsiders don't get to do anything in it, so we were extremely fortunate. The archdeacon (seen in two photographs talking to David Evans) lives in one of the houses in the background of some of the photos. These houses were built in about 1460.
For anyone who is interested: Anyone can have the originals in all their high-definition glory when we get home - that's the original audio, the original video, and/or the produced versions. I'll produce some DVDs to give away with the raw footage. The ones we upload to Vimeo are generally good quality, but nowhere near High Definition which is what we have. I'll also try to put together a DVD for posterity which will consist of audio, video, interviews, TV recordings - anything we can get. By the way: This takes TIME on the road, and Europe and England are NOT equipped with the best Internet in the world.