Thankfully our supporters loved the concert. I was drenched with sweat at the end and felt like a sardine. Colne Valley were in Loyds TSB suits - goodness knows how they felt.
Black Dyke are amazing technically. The James Bond sequence was great and their final piece truly brilliant though I couldn't hear the title as their MD was facing the audience. The percussion section was enchanting.
Our two conductors were good (Tom Meredith, Steven Roberts) as were the pianists.
Sadly we also couldn't hear Sarah Ogden, but from behind she looked great.
Our changing room was up amongst the rafters.
Concert organised by Norman Mellor who was as imposing and larger than life as ever.
The massed choir repertoire was old-fashioned male voice which made a refreshing change from some of New Mill's more modern stuff.
Tom Ashworth, fresh from his blog success with Shallilo, has sneaked into a couple of the pics - very relaxed with his hands in his pockets. Roger from Honley is prominent, as our tenors in the far corner. Thanks to Ann with an 'e' Lane for the full frontal view.
I forgot my white shirt and had to forgo some of the rehearsal whilst I went to Next for a replacement. It was, after all, a concert for Alzheimer's disease research.