Sunday, April 01, 2007

Yorkminster Musical Groups Visit

Well, the weekend visit of the Yorkminster Corps Songsters and Band from Toronto is now complete. It was a good weekend, but now I am bushed! I'm posting a couple of photos from their performance at the Iwo Jima Memorial. Actually, the official name is the United States Marine Corps Memorial, but it's usually called Iwo Jima.

The group was scheduled to perform at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, which is an amazing concert venue. People sit on the steps and can look out over the Tidal Basin right into the South Lawn of the White House. Unfortunately for us, the Cherry Blossom Committee vetoed the National Parks System permit. It seems they wanted to kick off Cherry Blossom season with some other stuff at the same time and place. The Iwo Jima wasn't too bad a venue, since it overlooks downtown Washington DC. About every 15 minutes, new bus tour groups come to the monument, so the folks from Yorkminster got to play for several different audiences during their concert.

Dave took photos last night and this morning, so he'll probably post some on his blog. If you want to see somewhat larger versions of these photos, just click on them.


3 comments:

Barbara said...

sounds like a wonderful weekend.

Erik said...

Looks like a wonderful weekend, too. Wonderful pictures, really profesional! The director's posture swings with the music. How did you manage to keep the floor so straight, without perspective distortion? Is that a matter of the appropriate lens, and/or is it Photoshop?

Evie Sears said...

Erik - I cropped the top off the first photo because the sky was really dull and gray that day.