As part of the general Norfolk Day celebrations, there was an all-day event in Norwich Cathedral, featuring a number of different choirs and other musical acts. Fine City Chorus sang at 6pm, and we were scheduled to be the last performers of the evening, starting at 8.30pm.
We warmed up in the Priors Hall—although as the weather was still un-British in its heat, some of us were trying quite hard to cool down! Then we processed into the cathedral, where we heard the tail end of the ukelele players’ performance before taking our places.
What a magnificent building it is! The sound shimmers in the air, and it is a most exciting experience to sing there. We had just half an hour, but we came away hoping that we will get the chance to do it again.
As we retreated to the Priors Hall to change back into cool civvies, a sinister gentleman who was conducting a Ghost Walk around the city congratulated us on our singing. Another first for us!