Blimey! The day I have been dreading for a couple of months turned out to be one of the most enjoyable for ages. Two days of potential hell recording Elgar's Music Makers and Sea Pictures has turned out to be one of the few recordings that I am proud to have been part of, and will certainly buy when it comes out. The soloist, Sarah Connelly has got a fantastic voice and was amazingly easy going for a singer. She had the obligatory scarf and bottle of water, but lacked the traditional superior attitude that singers generally have.
I've also managed to bunk off the last two New Years concerts so I can go to Lisbon to have a coporate jolly with the Opera Babes. Marvellous.