Despite the rough waters of the bay & a stiff breeze to go with it, Brisbane was stiffling Saturday afternoon.
Star had an early call for St Stephen's. The acoustics here are absolutely glorious but no~one. I think, likes the huge cross hanging over the altar & in front of the organ pipes. Star loathes it. I obect to it being both theologically incorrect [for Christ is risen] & biologically improbable. Others worry about it coming adrift & plunging on to the choir.
The requirm swelled about me till I was floating in a sea of pure sound where each part was clear & distinct yet part of a whole. Enough to make you cry if you were so inclined.
After rehearsal we had a lot of time to fill so walked down to the mall so Star could eat. I was taken by the similarities with this fresco & Jo's Friday's artist.
AVAE opened & closed the program but the bulk of it was sung by Exaudi & Qld Festival Chorus doing excerpts from Mozart's Requiem. Too lovely. And of course Alo Tolmei [?] from Murray Island who led in prayer in the Murray Island language & filled the cathederal with the presence of the Holy Spirit. Powerful stuff!
Then we watched the 11.05 pull out of the jetty without us! *sigh* I was so tired but some things just can't be helped & we did eventually make it home to the great delight of the cats & with no strange mishaps at the underground parking.