Mr Gnome was privileged to visit the recent Various Voices international choral festival at London's South Bank Centre.
A rainbow-hued diversity of ensembles gathered beside the Thames, united by their love of that most joyful of human activities - singing together.
Mr G relished contributions from North America, Holland, Germany, Scotland, England and Ireland.
Special mention to the splendid singers of the Vancouver Men's Chorus, performing outside North America for the very first time. Dashing, dignified, disciplined and gimmick-free - inspiring and uplifting. Hurrah!