Monday, November 26, 2001
Our conductor David Gibson never loses his temper with us (the Basingstoke Choral Society), but at last Friday's rehearsal he came very close. He was almost as jittery at the dress rehearsal on Saturday afternoon. But on the night it seemed to go very well. The Brahms Requiem is a demanding piece, lots of tricky notes, and terrifying fugues taken by David at breakneck speed. But we got through without any major mishaps. Two of my friends were there, John and Fiona, and they were both very impressed, and we got lots of applause, so perhaps it was better than "no mishaps", it might even have been "pretty good"!