|Running around like a maniac|
The day did run smoothly, thanks to the wonderful volunteers - Brian and Gill, Amy, Deb, Elaine, Mick, Paul, Pat, Caroline, Dave, Devon, Bill, Alison, Clive, Jenny, Alan, Pat, Sue, Susan, Jane, George as well as the CMM Team of Rachel, Annie, Roger, Mary, Sally and Tim. Hopefully I haven't missed anyone out - no doubt people will have chipped in on the day or been approached to help with something on the spur of the moment - Bob, you're one of those!
Once the day was up and running, it was my job to train the amazing choir of over 200 singers. Most people had sung the musical before, but there were a surprising amount who hadn't so I had to make sure every note was covered. The choir were very patient and fun to work with, and produced a glorious sound. Even though the orchestra was bigger than last time, the choir was much bigger and certainly held their own.
|Leading the rehearsal with Jane|
|Devon re-learning Rock|
Then once I had introduced the final performance I was free - I played trombone for the two songs where Alan was singing solo, which was fun, and I spent a bit of time roaming the auditorium taking photos and soaking in the performance. It is such a privilege to do my job - to work for a ministry that has touched so many people's lives. It was also wonderful to have my mum and dad and older sister take part in the day, and for James to bring Michael to show him off a bit!
Thanks again to all my wonderful CMM friends - it is a privilege to have met you over the years. I'm looking forward to what God has in store for us all next.
|The amazing choir|
|More amazing choir|