13th December 2009
St Paul’s Cathedral, London EC4M 7AQ
Naturally you have to make the effort to get to at least one evening of Carol Singing, regardless of your religious proclivities, and if you only do one then St Paul’s is the obvious place to go. Except you can never quite get your act together & by the time you get there it’s too full.
Fear not, because (if you happen to pick the right day) you could always join in with the Tuba Carols taking place in the front of the Cathedral, particularly if you happen to be carrying a spare Euphonium under your arm, as this is a the-more-the-merrier musical flashmob type of thing [however, trying to arrange a Sikh ceremony, complete with Dhol drummers at the same time – interesting as it sounds – isn’t likely to go down too well, especially as the Tubans are collecting for charity].
Incidentally, the statue in front of the cathedral is of Queen Anne. It’s a Victorian copy of the original and it just happens to have an Amazonian warrior with her foot on a severed head in Her Highness’ entourage below. Now there’s a pub quiz question if ever I saw one…