Alice is designing a Phoenix sculpture that we can develop in collaboration with audience/choir/community members for use at our 50th anniversary concerts. It will be a talking point and look really effective when illuminated for when we process in and out of concerts.
The main body will be a paper lantern with willow/wire structure in the form of a Phoenix. The wings, tail and any other feathery looking bits will be made by everyone else throughout the year and Alice will arrange them into wire/willow frames for the relevant bits.
The feathers can be written on with good luck/congratulatory/feedback/nostalgic messages if wanted. If it is displayed at the front of the stage during the concert/lobby afterwards then audience members can read the messages.