Sunday, 4 April 2010

Art exhibition opening and a choral recital... culture in Kapunda.

Yesterday I went to an exhibition opening... at Salon Rouge in Kapunda.  The current exhibition is "Paradise" and it is wonderful.... and great to have such a gallery in Kapunda too.   We have several galleries and they are all interesting to visit...  and all different.

It was also the day for cutting a huge amount of the kurrajong tree in the backyard....  and here is Andrew as a lumberjack up the tree...

Now,  the garden has sunshine for the winter and the solar hot water heater can have sun in the winter also.  One of these days when I have money for solar electic panels,  they will have sunshine also.
There is also a lot of work to do dealing with the bits and pieces of branches on the ground...  I took these photos this morning as I inspected the work to come....





... and the garden is sunny all day....

I have been out in the garden and I've watered and weeded the tiny plants that have grown from seeds...  carrots and onions especially need constant care when they are small as they don't compete well for space and nutrients and so on.


This afternoon, we went to Christchurch Anglican Church  (article about the organ) for a concert....
The church was built in 1856.  Until that time, anglican services were held in our house (the congregation must have been quite small) but after that I presume that the minister commuted from our house across town.... I imagine he must have had a horse and buggy.
The concert today included pieces played on the organ,  some opera and then the Messiah with a local choir,  piano,  tiny orchestra and soloists... it was wonderful.   Here are a few pictures taken inside the church....  it was pretty packed....  and extra chairs were lined up down the aisle!
The organist at the organ....  (with his page turner)....
  ... some of the orchestra gathered around the font (wherever they could fit,  I think!)
... and the conductor with the choir....  she also sang some of the solo parts....  and so did her daughter (in black sitting at the very RHS)
...and the master of ceremonies,  the minister,  who appeared to snooze during some parts....
.... and my friend,  artist Lise Temple,  who also plays the cello!
There were presentations all around,  and last of all a gift from the coongregation to the pianist,  Gwenda... presented by Noelene who can't walk well nowadays,  so Gwenda had to come to meet her.
... and last but not least... the car that we went to the concert in... here parked in the spot for the disabled in Hill St,  Kapunda.
It's been an exciting day,  but tomorrow, it will be back to the real world, the garden, cutting up some of those logs of kurrajong and more weeding and soil improvement.

2 comments:

Fiona (posts by her mum and dad) said...

Traveling in style...to bad you couldn't have moved the tree to over the parking area so its shade could have been put to good use.
Love
Louise

Ju said...

Nice work all round... we did that last winter - so much chopping for a small bit of sun and still so many trees left :-) All good. I love churches. Love Ju XXXXX