There was a lot of waiting around, rehearsing with the Ashton Gate choir, some very nice voices, and a serious rehearsal session first thing in the morning. Another wait before a sound check, the first song-Moon River, then the marquee had filled with Welsh business leaders, First Secretary Carwyn Jones and the Secretary of state Alun Cairns. Their royal Highnesses came into the marquee and began to be presented to the guests .Finally the choir reassembled , the Bristol Choir included in the middle section and the music track began.Getting to know you. After a rehearsal which was a bit 'touch and go' as the two choirs familiarised themselves with each others' styles., the end result was brilliant. From the semi chorus at the beginning to the rousing ending, in three parts, the children were inspired to new heights, and Sarah generously said to me how glad she was that the children had had the opportunity to sing with a choir like Nidus. We all got on very well indeed and was a delightful occasion. Parents and choir members appeared really happy, many of them having met the Prince or the Duchess of Cornwall. The choristers in both choirs were very excited!!!
Many other important people from Bristol (Lord Lieutenant, Mayor and Mayoress attended) and the South Wales Argust was very interested indeed in the choir. This was a historic occasion , including the removall of the tolls, which the choristers will always remember. They did not let themselves, nor the inheritance of the legendary Nidus choir down. An excellent performance, with some beautiful performances. Many of the business leaders stopped to congratulate myself and the choir on their performcne.