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photoblog image Practising their Carols....

Practising their Carols....


... As Christmas draws ever near.

Choristers in Chester Cathedral having a bit of a singsong as they prepare for Christmas Carols at the Cathedral. Apparently the Nave Choir is the longest running Cathedral voluntary choir in the country.

It was very difficult to get any decent pictures in the Cathedral as I could only hand-hold and the light was quite low, only a couple came anywhere near to decent.
This is one of them.

Practising their Carols....


... As Christmas draws ever near.

Choristers in Chester Cathedral having a bit of a singsong as they prepare for Christmas Carols at the Cathedral. Apparently the Nave Choir is the longest running Cathedral voluntary choir in the country.

It was very difficult to get any decent pictures in the Cathedral as I could only hand-hold and the light was quite low, only a couple came anywhere near to decent.
This is one of them.

comments (12)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Nov 2009, 00:40
Bet it sounded lovely Les
Les Auld: It was very [pleasent sitting there listening Chris, thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 30 Nov 2009, 00:54
I love the sense of immense cathedral, Les. This is wonderful!
Les Auld: It was rather large Ginnie, thanks for the comment.
This has come out well Les. I like the bloke at the back with his hand in the pocket of his jeans!
Les Auld: I wonder if it was deliberate Bill, he has a red songbook but the rest of the choir has black songbooks, thanks for the comment.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Nov 2009, 07:44
I think you did a fine job for the conditions. The chap on the top row seems slightly embarassed by his out of tune colleagues grin
Les Auld: He is a touch remote from them Savo, thanks for the comment.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 30 Nov 2009, 07:48
Choir looks great with the magnificent backdrop Les
Les Auld: They do indeed Zed, thanks for the comment.
Their red seems to clash with the colour of the stone Les. Well captured.
Les Auld: The local stone is red sandstone Chad, perhaps the choir should have considered that and gone for blue maybe. Thanks for the comment.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Nov 2009, 09:52
Humbug - spare a thought for the bored cellist. Looks pretty impressive to me Les despite the low light.
Les Auld: Pianist behind her was a touch remote as well, thanks for the comment Mike.
Really nice backdrop,seems quite a small choir for such a big place, but i bet they sound really good.
Les Auld: Small but plenty of volume Linda, thanks for the comment.
Very nice capture!
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment, appreciate it.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Nov 2009, 12:31
It's come out well, Les. I bet this was a magical sound.
Les Auld: It was indeed Alan, thanks for the comment.
I would have enjoyed listening to this with you Les, very good shot for handheld. It looks quite an impressive building.
Les Auld: One of the smaller cathedrals I think Brian, and the sound was very good, a pleasant place to sit and listen to them. Thanks for the comment.
I would say very decent Les...You did a fine job.
Les Auld: Thanks Ron, appreciate the comment.

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