Final photos of the ensemble!

December 17, 2009

JANA PHILLIPS, ENO Baylis Project Manager

Here are a few final photos of the marvellous community ensemble! I can’t believe it’s all over: I’m certainly more relaxed now but I miss all the excitement and fun of Messiah. And I really miss the 41 amazing people who took part!

Final thoughts film

December 11, 2009

JANA PHILLIPS, ENO Baylis Project Manager

In this film, members of the Community Ensemble share their thoughts about participating in Messiah.

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Up in the flys film

December 9, 2009

JANA PHILLIPS, ENO Baylis Project Manager

In this film, community ensemble member, Riz, chats to Joe and Charlie about some of the technical elements around putting on Messiah.

Listen out for Joe’s anecdote about the whistling language: I never knew about this….

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JANA PHILLIPS, ENO Baylis Project Manager

In this film, Laurence Cummings, Messiah conductor, chats to Community Ensemble member, Martin Wyatt. Martin works at the Handel House museum so he knows a great deal about Handel and about this oratorio!

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JANA PHILLIPS, ENO Baylis Project Manager

Community Ensemble member, Joyia Fitch, chats to Deborah Warner about Messiah and donkeys (!)

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Backstage and Party photos!

December 4, 2009

JANA PHILLIPS, ENO Baylis Project Manager

I’ve just been having a look at the photos on the “Messiah 09 Community Ensemble” Facebook page.

There are some lovely snaps and I thought I’d post a few here…

On stage at the Coliseum film

November 26, 2009

JANA PHILLIPS, ENO Baylis Project Manager

This film charts the rehearsal process on stage at the Coliseum. It’s completely different being in the actual venue where the production will be performed. I think the whole community ensemble sensed that things were moving up a gear!

I had a chance to walk on stage (covering for an ensemble member who was running late) and it was nerve-wracking! I’m definitely not a natural – I much prefer leaving this to the ensemble while I hover in the wings!

 

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