St Paul's Cathedral

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  1. Sidekick

    Sidekick Mezzo Piano User

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    Some of you might vaugely remember that I joined a (British) brass band at the end of last year to help improve my playing. Well on Saturday I am taking part in my first public performance with them and it is on quite a big stage. We are playing at St Paul's Cathedral here in London, for an hour and a half before a large ceremonial service.

    For those of you who don't know, St Paul's is the cathedral where the Royal family tends to get married, so it is a full size event. I am only playing lowly 3rd cornet, but hey, I'm still playing St Paul's.

    Wish me luck.
     
  2. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

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    Break a leg, sidekick!!
     
  3. marsuleu

    marsuleu Piano User

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    If I am not wrong , last wedding in the Royal family was at the Westminster Abbey ...
    St Paul is definitely a place where you feel a thrill in your spine when you step in , I can imagine what you feel when you play there...
    anyway , good luck !
     
  4. Rapier

    Rapier Forte User

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    Good luck Sidekick, it'll be great I'm sure. Charles and Diana got married in St.Pauls. As the saying goes, I know cos I was there. Well, when I say I was there. I was on the roof outside with a girt big rifle. Counter Sniper Duty.
     
  5. gbshelbymi

    gbshelbymi Mezzo Piano User

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    Very very nice! Congrats!

    I was singing with a men's chorus that went on a UK tour a couple of years ago. One of their stops was St. Peter's. Alas, I didn't get to make the trip. Too expensive for me at the time.
     
  6. Sidekick

    Sidekick Mezzo Piano User

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    As I say, quite a big event.
     
  7. Rapier

    Rapier Forte User

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    My Dad played the Last Post there, for the service of President Roosevelt. April 1946.
     
  8. Sidekick

    Sidekick Mezzo Piano User

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    I think that means that you win by a country mile. That is much more impressive - talk about a pressure shot. Much respect is due.
     
  9. Rapier

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    He played in Windsor Castle for the funeral of King George V too. And loads of times at the Cenotaph. The joys of being a Royal Marine Bugle Sergeant. (Apart from being a Commando during the war years that is.)
     
  10. BrotherBACH

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    If you were able to join that group, that's means you were already good enough to be there. You are going to be fantastic!

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