Sunday, 19 August 2012

50th Anniversay

This morning the Darwin Chorale sang at the special service at St Mary's Star of the Sea Cathedral in Darwin. It is 50 years since the new cathedral building was consecrated. One of the priests present today had been present at the original ceremony. Inspiring. There is so much history and love associated with this cathedral.

Love the architecture.

There was a brochure about a special window above the entrance. It is called the Aboriginal window and has sections painted by renowned Indigenous Australia artists. The western light should shine through, illuminating the designs. The problem for me is that these windows are not there. The painted windows have been replaced by plain ones. I wonder why? There was no explanation although the photos and descriptions of the significance of the art was a major display. Very odd indeed.
Here is a link.

You should have heard Nora Lewis sing the solo part of Taste and See. Wonderful. Angelic. The rest of us did a fine job also. Absolutely love some of the pieces. Jenny Rivett did a terrific job on the music and rehearsals. So dedicated and calm. The result made all the practices worthwhile.

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