Today is the much-antcipiated performance by the Waldershelf Singers of this modern piece by Karl Jenkins, in Sheffield Cathedral. I was invited to join this choir by a friend in church, saying that there were three (tenors) already from our church, and they would take me in rotation by car. The rehearsals are held in the nearby town of Stocksbridge. We are teaming up with the very excellent Stannington Brass Band (recent National Champions), who I believe are playing a new arrangement for brass band by the composer, and with another local choir, Vivacity.
We are also singing three lovely songs (“His eye is on the Sparrow”, “In Flanders Fields”, and “Total Praise”, plus “Abide with me”).
I find the choir very supportive given my recent bereavement, and very friendly (see http://www.waldershelfsingers.org and @waldershelfsing).
Rather disconcertingly, I fell in the street yesterday, tripping over a kerb while looking at my smartphone (so understandable), and am now aching everywhere. At least I can explain the aches and bone pains, and need not (as I did in the night) hypothesise a recurrence of ca prostate.
My next post will address the subject of wood turning, as I’ve bought a new lathe, and had an excellent hand-on tutorial on Thursday at the Sheffield Woodturning Club, which is just down the road from here.