What a night we had last night. We were invited to the Newent School Winter Concert in Gloucester Cathedral. It was spectacular. Stunning surroundings; completely filled with people; and the most amazing array of musical talent from every single person who sang or played. We were sitting right at the front, which was brilliant because we could also see all the things going on behind the scenes as well. Not that we looked often, because we were so engrossed in the music. Oh, that sounds as though things were going on which shouldn’t have been. They weren’t – it’s just really interesting to be able to see all the aspects of a performance.
It was all breathtaking, but there was one bit which was particularly special for us. On the programme was a bit about Rosie and The Knock on Effect. It ended with this:
‘Rosie, we thought you might like to be with us tonight. “Tears in Heaven” is for you. We will remember you, always. Your friends at Newent Community School.’
Such a special message.
Then right near the end of the concert, The Harmony Choir which is staff and students, led the entire cathedral in us all singing Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton, for Rosie. I had a picture of her sitting on top of the choir screen grinning at us. The sound was amazing. Hundreds of people singing together was amazing. A truly moving moment.
We also got an idea – in the cloisters,( where there was a roaring trade in mulled drinks in the interval and where bits of Harry Potter were filmed) were some amazing models of 3D angels and stars. Ethereal yet solid; matt and subtly sparkly. And I thought how small ones would be good to put with Rosie’s flowers over Christmas. Cos if you can have pumpkin tea lights, you can have Christmas decorations. Just got to work out how to make them now.
And now, I have a small amendment to make to an earlier post.