It’s 2:30am and I can’t go back to sleep.
After the initial tiredness returning from a long day of travel, I find myself experiencing the quiet content that comes from a good rehearsal or, as is the case here, a great concert. I’d like to thank the Brisbane City Pops Orchestra for their playing at yesterday’s performance in Maleny, Leslie Martin for her wonderful songs, and Margaret Taylor and the delightful Maleny Singers, who joined us for Verdi’s Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves, Der Fledermaus, and Mascagni’s Easter Hymn – which as the concert’s finale resulted in the standing ovation kindly received from the audience. This was my first trip to Maleny in thirty years; I hope it won’t take quite so long again to return. Thank you 