Chancel Choir 2006 England Tour
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Today was our second concert at Christ Church in Oxford.
Or, as we learned today, if you want to be hip with the lingo, Christ Church is
simply referred to as the "House"; that is one of the ways you can tell the
locals from the tourists or outsiders.
We sang through our entire repertoire of 15 songs,
downloadable mp3 versions of these songs sung by other groups can be found
We began with a short practice at about 2:00pm and then began our concert
with a prayer and blessing by the rector of the church at 3:00pm. The
concert lasted 52 minutes, however, for us in the choir time seemed to stand
still. No words could describe the way the sound echoed through the
cathedral walls and ceiling. The sound would carry on for longer than we
had ever heard before after we stopped singing. Jamie even intentionally
held a lot of our pauses considerably longer than normal to allow the sound to
fade away before beginning again.
Below are the pictures from today including the town of
Oxford, singing in Christ's Church in Oxford, and heading back to London for
dinner in Covent Garden.