Playing lute with orchestra and choirs

This Christmas I had a wonderful chance to be a member of a symphony orchestra. Nothing special? Well, I played the renaissance lute against orchestra, organ, piano, percussion and 3 choirs (130 singers). It was Mart Siimer’s Christmas story ‘The 4th King’. Lute was included in 8 songs (of 13), being important in 4-5 pieces. The National Broadcast recorded it so naturally I had a microphone. Also, I had a Zubkov’s piezo clued on and sending the signal via radio to the monitor for wind instrument section (and myself). Was the lute heard at all? Well, here is an example from the cold Jaani church:

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