My view from the stage at last night's performance of Faure's "Requiem"
Today is my last full day of cat sitting in Calne. The last ten days seem to have been unusally busier than most. Normally my stay here is quiet and peaceful, but this time I've had to return to Devizes on several occasions for some important committment or other. This has meant doing the eight mile journey twice a day on the boneshaker bus, not always a comfortable experience! Tomorrow is Friday, and I can finally travel home in the morning, and come to rest again in my warm, cosy flat.
On Wednesday I had to leave the cat at 1pm, and travel by bus to Devizes and then by car to Dauntsey's School, for a final rehearsal of the "Requiem," before our performance in the evening. The first part of the concert consisted of music played and sung by the school orchestra, soloists and choirs. In the second half we sang Faure's "Requiem," and it sounded wonderful. Our choir consisted of members of the school's senior choir, and we singers from Dauntsey's adult choir, made up of people from the local area.
A young cellist waiting to start the rehearsal, note the timpani behind.
Dauntsey's "Dance Band" perform during the interval.
During the interval we gathered in the dining hall for refreshments and a chance to listen to the school's wonderful dance band. What a sound they made, playing dance and jazz music with great gusto. A wonderful evening was had by all. The concert was for Remembrance Day, and on leaving a collection was made for Dauntsey's two charities, "The Wiltshire Air Ambulance," and a children's charity.
These photos were taken on my phone, and are a little fuzzy! Sorry!