We're still basking, forgive us, a "chamber" Messiah was all we dared hope for. Many thanks to the superb team of musicians who created such a memorable occasion on the night - and to our wildly appreciative and generous audience who were heard to whoop, yea so soon as at the end of Part the First, which is unprecedented in our experience. We would also like to thank Dr Ruth Smith and Oliver Soden for their thoroughly entertaining introduction to MESSIAH in the pre-concert talk. Ruth is now a friend of long standing who has consistently provided us with her support and advice; it was good, finally, to get to put her and her deep knowledge on show as part of the Solomon circus. As is our way, we're already consulting over dates for 2012 - watch this space, though perhaps wait until after Christmas... here's wishing all our supporters, friends and musicians a very merry one.