Stephanie and I knew we were not going to the Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace, so we decided we would get tickets to the Mozart’s CORONATION MASS concert at St. Martin’s on Trafalgar. We asked our friends the Kashdens to join us for this fabulous concert. We walked to Trafalgar Square just in time to see a magnificent rainbow behind St. Martin’s. That was the perfect sign for those who were going to sit out down the Mall to watch the concert in front of Buckingham Palace on numerous and HUGE TV screens. It meant NO RAIN, and the outside concert went off very well. Inside St. Martin’s Church designed by Gibbs in the 18th century, everyone was eager to enjoy one of the most beautiful concerts of early 18th century music. The conductor appeared and asked the audience to stand and join the musicians to sing GOD SAVE THE QUEEN. You know that LUMP IN YOUR THROAT–Yikes! Wow, what a feeling with an orchestra, a choir, and a full house inside St. Martin’s. It doesn’t get any better than that. The concert began, and it lived up to our expectations. It was a wonderful way to spend an evening. At the end of the concert, the orchestra stirred the audience with RULE BRITANNIA and LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY; the conductor invited the audience to join in. I thought the building was going to collapse. It was fabulous. We were so pleased we came on this very important Diamond Jubilee evening.
Thomas Moore email: TMooreSr@me.com Telephone: 801.791.9918