Each vocalist changed costumes about 4-5 times with Bohmer appearing in everything from tuxedos to jeans, while Jenkins came out in an array of beautiful gowns.
Although our seats were way off to the side, we were not very high up and therefore had a good view of two-thirds of the orchestra including the harpist and secondary percussionists who handled the tambourine, triangle, gong and some shaky instrument that sounded like a maraca. I found myself comparing their relatively minor roles to that of the violinists, who played constantly and vigorously for two hours, and wondered if the musicians were paid based on number of notes played.
Listening to this beautiful music made me wish that I was even slightly musically inclined. Maybe if I practised really hard, one day I might be able to handle that triangle.