The Chimney Sweep rehearsals - Day 13

Today we made it through to the end of the opera! Parts are just sketched, but still - it's a big achievement in pretty much exactly two weeks. And even better - we got to hear the divine quintet that (almost) finishes the work. An amazing bit of writing, and so moving. We also got to meet the last of the characters on the opera - Tomaso, the master chimney sweep. So feelings of achievement, and looking forward to tomorrow when we are going to start polishing.

While all of this has been going on, we've also been working on something else very exciting - the Giasone CD. We're delighted to let you know that this went into production today, and assuming that everything goes to plan you'll be able to buy this at The Chimney Sweep performances. We're really excited about this CD, it sounds magnificent. A number of people have been working tirelessly on this and we thank them very much - the wonderful Tom Grubb (producer), Erin Helyard (between rehearsals and everything else going on in his very busy life), all the Giasone singers and players who have been listening and making comments, and the indefatigable, phenomenal Natalie Shea (booklet). Thank you all.

Here's an exciting pic from the artwork for the CD.