Just feast your eyes - isn't it exquisite? It's Stourhead, a world class landscape garden owned by the National Trust. This is the view which greeted us as we arrived yesterday for The Festival of the Voice, 30 choirs singing in 8 locations throughout the gardens from 11am to 6pm.
Our choir merges with 2 others to form the Wiltshire Wailers, a 100 strong group for special occasions. It was our second public performance ever yesterday (I blogged about the first one here) and we must have been the largest choir there. You can see both places where we performed - stretched out on the bridge in the morning and then perched on the steps of the Pantheon across the lake in the afternoon. The second performance in particular was magical. As Chris our choirmaster said 'We formed last September, this is our second ever perfomance and we're going to sing our socks off!' So we did. My friend overheard someone say 'That choir [us] were amazing and we had to follow them!'
Unison in Harmony - my favourite
Quand je Bois - a French drinking song
Ca' the Yowes - a Robert Burns poem
Lily of the Valley - a spiritual adopted into the Welsh hymnal
Light my Fire - as in The Doors (skip the first 40 seconds) and Jose Feliciano
Big Milly's Backyard - a song about a Ghanaian backpackers' hostel
Plovi Barko - a Croatian love song
Fernando - yes, the ABBA song and a real crowd pleaser