Tonight we sang as a full choir in St Stephen's Walbrook for the first time since March 2020!
It was so very good to sing together again as a full choir.
As you can probably see from the photo, we're staying socially-distanced (although not to such a great extent as we were when rehearsing a smaller group for Ely Cathedral), which makes it somewhat harder to hear other parts clearly (and James when he's facing the other way!), but the tremendous acoustic of St Stephen's means we get an ethereal mix of the whole sound washing around us. It takes some getting used to!
Nevertheless, we made excellent progress on our first sing-through of Vivaldi's Gloria, and it was sounding very together by the end of the evening. It should be fabulous by the time we perform it on December 9th!