First rehearsal was great, the highlight being some very amusing metaphors and anecdotes from the director. He kept me smiling pretty much the whole time. My partner in the alto section was one Max Riebl, also being the guy who passed on my details to get me the gig. Thanks young Max. I reckon I had the best spot in the choir, singing between Max and Anna.
The concert went really well, and despite being primed to expect six or seven in the audience, there were a good many people that had come along to listen including some supportive relatives of Emma (thanks Dugal and Kylie)(and Peter and Jenny!)
It was a great week making music with new people, and as luck would have it, earning a little bread as well.