This_thread_in_the_Off_Topics tells you what this "Theodora"-thing is all about. Here a quick assembly of photos snapped on Sunday when we built up the stage: 1. First all the things that later MADE the stage had to be transported from the house where there also is our rehearsal room to the church (you can make out the spire in the background) ... it was POURING on that day! 2. The stage takes up the whole area in front of the altar and is primarily old tables ... 3. ... and a wooden construction to overcome the steps up to the altar (and don't ask me what our choirmaster - i.e. the "BLUR" - did the moment I took this pic!?!?) ... looks like he fell over :shock: 4. Some of those who helped carry the tables over from the other house (where there also is our rehearsal room) to the church could then go back home... they were mostly needed to carry things. 5. View across "the stage" into the church and towards the organ and organ balcony on which the orchestra and my choir are going to be placed for the concert, whereas the cembalo, the actors/singers and also the little stage choir shall sing from the stage. We still have to bring them and us together!!!!!!! :shock: 6. Altar = stage area from the balcony 7. Some table legs were too long and did not fit onto the steps, so some drastic measures had to be taken to make them fit ... and this photo shows so clearly why you should always wear safety goggles when you do this kind of work! (My husband, who is the one flexing off the table legs here, only realised he would need his goggles AFTER the first piece of metal dust/flex disc dust (?) had flown into his eye ... :shock: :blackeye: 8. The first element of our stage background is being set up 9. In other areas, the stage lights were being set up 10. Stage background nearly there All in all we spent 11 hours on setting up this stage ... and after that rehearsals "on stage" (with the soloists and the stage choir) could begin on Monday morning.