We warmed up for almost an hour, with David--instead of prepping for his solo--tweaking this and that to a still higher standard. I think we all went into it knowing we were prepared. And...WOW....we sang like we knew exactly what we were doing, and some of us (me among them) with great joy and thankfulness that we had the chance to sing such music with such an orchestra.
We could feel the audience's reaction when we sang, and that's always a wonderful feeling.
It's after midnight and I'm really tired...and I get to do it again tomorrow (and the Beethoven "Emperor Concerto" is playing on the classical station...)