Saturday, October 31, 2015

Duke of Gloucester visits Dallas

This weekend, with events both yesterday at the Meadows Museum and today at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, I had the great honour of meeting HRH the Duke of Gloucester, who was in Dallas for the Investiture of Knights and Dames and Other Grades of The Most Venerable Order of The Hospital of St John of Jerusalem. Several members of my own Church of the Incarnation including the Rector the Rt Rev Anthony Burton, as well as both the current and former rectors of Saint Thomas Church and many other distinguished individuals, were invested by the Duke. Beautiful music of Bach, Elgar, Charpentier, Parry, & Gabrieli was performed by the choir and orchestra which included a few of my Dallas Symphony colleagues. What a thrill to have a member of the British Royal Family in Dallas and get to meet him! I sang "God Save the Queen" and most of the other hymns with great gusto. A glorious afternoon I shall never forget.

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