Crescent City Choral Festival
New Orleans, LA
June 21-27th, 2012
June 21, 2012
Just wanted to let you know we have arrived safely into Dallas and all is going well. The choristers are doing great and can hardly wait to get to New Orleans. I will let you know when we arrive and I will send pictures.
June 22, 2012
We made it to New Orleans. The hotel is gorgeous. We had a quick night sleep and the kids got up early this morning for a quick swim in the pool. We are headed off for the aquarium soon. Should be an eventful day!
Everyone is doing great. Their spirits are high and their energy is up!
Ready to See New Orleans
June 22nd continues......
What an amazing day. We started off visiting the aquarium which is very nice and air conditioned! Then went to preservation hall for a private concert. The choristers were able to sing with the band on Basin Street Blues and Bill Bailey. They sounded fantastic. What an opportunity to sing with the band. I wish we could have taken photos or video but they were not allowed. The kids are hot and tired but loving it. They are sitting in their first rehearsal now waiting to get started.
June 23, 2012
Here are a few snaps of this morning's rehearsal. We are in orange today......
June 24, 2012
I can't believe tour is already half over. The choristers are all doing so well. It is so hot and humid here in New Orleans. Everyone is drinking lots of water. We will all be so thrilled to get back to the cold wet climate in Juneau.
Today is Sunday and we spent the morning singing at a church service. Christ church cathedral was built in the 1800's and is a gorgeous building with fabulous acoustics. The choristers sang For the Beauty of the Earth and Dona Nobis Pacem. They sang beautifully. The sermon was based around finding peace in our lives and both of our songs fit in so well.
The afternoon will be spent in a long rehearsal. The choristers like the master conductor. He is humorous and knowledgeable. The long rehearsals actually pass by quickly.
Tonight we will be going to a Cajun restaurant for dinner and dance instruction. Should be fun!
Thank you for letting us spend this time with your children. They are all so well behaved and respectful.
Singing at Christ Church Cathedral
On the Streetcar
Morgan and A Friend
Elle on the Streetcar
June 25, 2012
Today is the day the choristers have been working so hard for - finale concert. They woke up this morning in great spirits and all excited for the concert. Some of them a little too excited if you know what I mean:-)
We spent a little time at the Riverwalk shopping mall (according to the choristers we did not have near enough time or money for them)!
We are at the dress rehearsal now at St. Louis Cathedral. It is gorgeous inside and out. The acoustics are amazing as well. This will be a fabulous concert. I will try to take video of the songs so you can hear them. I also have forms to order CD's if the concert which I would highly recommend.
Thank you for letting us spend this time with your children. They are all amazing and we have so enjoyed the time here in New Orleans.
After the Concert
Serena and Her Voodoo Twin
June 26, 2012
Getting all dressed up for our nice dinner out on the
town. We took the street car to a
restaurant called Zea's on St. Charles Ave.
Elephants & Sunshine
Slip n Slide