It was a week of meeting up with old friends, getting to know a new friend, Jane, spending a few hours with my landlady of 45 years ago (she is now 95 and as active as someone half her age), and enjoying delicious meals at our motel in Clayton.
The highlight of the trip though was the glorious concert at Monash University on Sunday afternoon. The Victoria Welsh Choir, with David Hobson as guest soloist, was magnificent, singing many favourites including:
David sang the following songs, many of them in Welsh, and I've never heard him in better voice. Others who have been to many more concerts than I have, agreed.
Y Deryn Pur (The Dove),
David of the White Rock,
La donna e mobile ~ (Rigoletto - Verdi)
Ah! Levè-toi soliel! ~ (Roméo et Juliette - Gounod)
]Non ti scordar di me ~ (de Curtis)
Cwm Rhondda (Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah)[with choir]
Ar Hyd Y Nos (All Through the Night) [with choir]
The Holy City* ~ Adams
Danny Boy [with choir] ~ Irish Trad.
You Raise Me Up ~ Løveland
'Til There Was You ~ (The Music Man - Wilson)
Blackbird ~ (Lennon/McCartney)
I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face ~ (My Fair Lady - Lerner/Lowe)
There'll Never Be Another You ~ (The Seekers)