So the Sacred Heart Basilica Choir and Orchestra have been thwarted by an early winter storm with Cantores not able to join us tomorrow evening, due to falling trees, power lines and snow already scattered on the hilltops - as well as a severe weather warning for snow to "near sea level" on the night of the Mass. Well, I say thwarted, but really, that's not a problem for us - it's just a postponement - and we shall be in strong voice tomorrow evening ourselves. I suppose that a delay until about 15 June will give us time to go through Parry's "I Was Glad" and join Cantores in that.
The Sacred Heart Basilica Choir and Orchestra Facebook fan page already has disappointment expressed, including a lovely comment, "I Was Sad" (haven't laughed so hard in a long time!), since a number of the Cantores choir members were friends and family of Timaru folk. Be calm, everyone; we shall prevail! And there is still a stunning choir singing tomorrow night, after all!