Last week our town was visited by the very talented Sydney Youth Orchestra. They played in the chapel of the convent. Our family went to both daytime performances, but in two halves. My mum and brothers went to the first one. I then took my sisters to the next.
The orchestra played parts from a lot of songs and the conductor explained things about the different instruments. It was rather cool, well the music and all that, the temperature certainly was not! I almost melted, as the chapel was full of people, completely still, but for the music and the sun beat down outside. Still the orchestra sounded really good.
Stringed instruments are my favourite. Though I don't play any at all. The wind, brass, and percussion are all hiding up the back.
The chapel and the gardens of the convent that we walked through are so pretty and I now want to take photos there, but I almost did that once before and found out that there is normally a massive fee which would double the cost of a photo shoot so sadly that is probably not possible. Still it was nice to be able to look around and hear the beautiful music of the orchestra.
To the side and back a girl played the harp, but sadly I could not really hear it and the conductor didn't say anything about it.... I have always liked the idea of playing a harp like people in the bible do, but I probably would not have the patience.
Do you play an instrument?
Do you play with any group of people?