27. May 2009 · 3 comments · Categories: Ramble

Milan’s Gothic cathedral will hold its first rooftop classical music concerts this year, officials said on Monday.

The Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo, the organization responsible since 1387 for overseeing the Duomo, said the five concerts will feature a 60-piece orchestra and choir performing about 50 meters (165 feet) above the ground.

I read it here.

So how many stories would that be, I wonder? And I hope the orchestra isn’t near the edge or I’d have to turn down the gig. And I really don’t like turning down gigs! (I can’t handle heights very well; one time I was on the top floor of a hotel — I think it had 14 floors — and all night long I thought the building was swaying to and fro. Swaying so much the top floor was near the ground. Really.)

3 Comments

  1. patti with an i

    i’d love to be a fly on the wall in the negotiations re cartage for that one…

  2. it’s pretty high . . . my family went there when i was very small (3 or 4), and my mom was petrified i was going to fall off the roof!

  3. I’m guessing I would have to turn down that job then, Gabrielle!