Wednesday, August 15, 2012

On a Dark and Stormy Night

Scott and his men at Amundsen's base, Polheim, at the South Pole. Left to right: Scott, Bowers, Wilson, and PO Evans. Picture taken by Lawrence Oates.
It was a dark and stormy night... rain lashing and wind howling... and yet choir members ventured forth from hearth and home to come to rehearsal - how great is that? Totally awesome!

Then, musically, we joined Captain Scott and his intrepid band of adventurers in the Antarctic, on the Terra Nova Expedition to the South Pole. The 6th movement, "Time steps out of line", has the sopranos and altos singing phrases on Ah... that reminds one of the howling winds - quite eerie and rather beautiful.

Don't miss this performance of John Drummond's new oratorio "The Journey Home" - in Tales of Ice and Fire, Sat 8 Sep at 8pm in the Regent Theatre.

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