Saturday, 21 December 2013

Leeds Silver Steel Sparrows play Leeds Town Hall

It's been a while since we did an LSMA Christmas Concert, so pleased when we were asked. No time to practise anything seasonal. Not really a shame. On Monday me, Bart and Millie loaded in. This involved giving Millie a lift in an instrument trolley. Which turned out to be the highlight!

 Players were me and Bart plus Millie, Millie, Naomi, Claudia, Chloe, George, Georgia E [G2], Peter.

We played I Dreamed a Dream, and Bridge Over Troubled Water. Although we were squashed, we were actually on the stage. Then we had the joint Saviour's Day with Leeds Youth Orchestra and choirs, which, with a songsheet guide, players mostly played by ear.

On Tuesday we were joined, fresh from Narnia at the LeftBank by Chloe. She learnt her way round the tenor basses at 6pm, and an hour or so later played them for real. Super.

As luck would have it, I was using most of these pans the following evening with East Steel on the same stage [but on the opposite side], so we just them in situ.

Sparrows went unexpectedly camera shy on me. These were all we managed from rehearsal and concert day itself. I'm liking Peter's impression of a footman and G2's chin.

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