Monday, September 12, 2011

Starlight Starbright!

Ancient old oak trees, rolling green lawns and a warm spring evening ...the quiet sound of instruments being tuned in the background and the chitter, chatter of excited guests as they spread out their checkered blankets and unfolded comfortable camping chairs. Baskets filled with Quiche Lorraine - little meat pies - balsamic soaked strawberries and feta on skewers - delicious strawberry filled tartlets! Chilled bottles of Sauvignon Blanc and Pierre Jourdaan Blush! Entertainment for the children ... laughs and happy bonding!

Everyone settles and the sun quietly slips behind the horizon - the full moon beaming through the leaves of the old oak trees and gently then stars begin to twinkle!

Friends get comfortable, chatting excitedly about what to expect!  Talking about last years concert - and how it might be different!

The conductor, Richard Cock's loud voice booms over the microphone, introducing the acts and thanking the relevant parties for organizing - and the show begins!

In spectacular colour the Mzansi Youth Choir open the concert with our national anthem, Nkosi Sikelel iAfrika (Lord bless Africa) and nothing disappointed from that moment on!

From Verdi's "Brindisi" to Rafferty's "Baker Street" - from Andrew Young, extremely talented saxophonist to the Limited Edition Drum Corps - a fusion of jazz, classic, rock and pure fun!

A sombre moment when candles were lit in memory of those who succumbed to the 9/11 attack - a touching moment!

With a group of special ladies, and one special guy - it was a night to remember!

Pluto once said, "Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and everything!"

Starlight Classics - a must on anyone's calendar!


Hayley said...

Oh wow!!! Never heard of this befoew, checking it out now!

Firefly said...

I wish they would do more of these kind of events in PE.

I just had to laugh at the fact the Stacey's boyfriend is the only guy there. Vrywillig verplig

Rebecca Louise. said...

sounds amazing!!!

Marcelle said...

I just love how you captured these special moments...makes me miss home.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Awesome...just awesome. When I got down to the 'somber' time of remembering those who perished, I melted. Goose bumps.

Desert Shadows and Week's Summary is my day's post link if you'd care to join me.

Have a glorious weekend.

PAM @ CMCM said...

Looks like the perfect way to spend a spring evening.

Avril said...

Where was this? Looks fun and festive and well attended!

retriever said...

Looks great, wonderfull fotos in night and light, greeting from Belgium.