It is disappointing that we were not allowed to take photos inside St Paul’s Cathedral. It is truely a remarkable building with outstanding acoustics. It was a little frightening walking up the stairs this morning knowing that we were to sing there.
However, we did! We sang to a large and appreciative audience (well, they were just visiting the Cathedral, but heard as a bonus!) and it has been the highlight of the tour so far. The Organ Scholar at the Cathedral, Richard, was most enthusiastic about our performance and particularly thought the Sam Donovan pieces we did were “brilliant”.
After singing and basking in the adoration of our fans (or the 7 people who actually were at the Cathedral to see us) we explored the Cathedral, it’s cafe in the Crypt and climbed the stairs to the various levels of the dome.
Sue and I decided we would take a tour bus to see a little more of the city. Our tour guide asked us about our St Paul’s stickers on our clothes and we mentioned that we had sung there at lunchtime. He then talked over the mic about the famous choir members on the bus. Each time he said something the story got bigger. By the time we alighted from the bus, it was as though we were movie stars. Very funny.
We have a VERY early start in the morning so we mostly we home and heading for bed early.