This was a gift for the prince’s new bride. The entrance to her new home, Heidelberg Castle.
We visited the Heidelberg Castle today. From the view high atop the mountain we were able to see the church where we will perform this afternoon!
What an amazing final concert today!!! The chorus was completely unified in sound, the church was the perfect venue, and our audience very appreciative of their artistry. They were awesome!
We had a wonderful farewell dinner with Berkeley Community Chorus at a lovely restaurant on the main square. Several of our chorus parents were in attendance as well, to join in the celebration.
I am so proud of this tour group – they have been model choristers, sung beautifully, embraced new experiences, and shared their talents with other cultures. An older gentleman watched them sing today, and beamed and clapped enthusiastically after each song. His daughter wanted to leave and he shook his head and held up his finger, “just one more”! We touched someone today!
Tomorrow morning, before dawn, we leave for the airport and home, and tonight we bid farewell to beautiful Heidelberg. We have had a fabulous tour together, and return with wonderful memories and lasting friendships. Thank you parents for the gift of tour you have given your child and our level 4 choir!
Juneaux perfected a balancing act at dinner tonight! A very lively local Hofbräuhaus! Food was delicious, and the ambiance a slice of German life.
Happy choristers at dinner! Note the “animal life” on the walls…
Just when we think we have seen all the quaint towns possible, we spend a day in Strasbourg! Magnificent cathedral Notre Dame de Strasbourg, charming mix of both French and German architecture, great French food, and fun shopping. Tomorrow we tour Heidelberg, town and castle, and have our last CCCC concert in the beautiful Heiliggeistkirke in the town main square. It’s been a very good tour!
More happy choristers!
Dinner in Heidelberg
Cathedral in Strasbourg
Walking tour of Strasbourg Bakery
Riding light rail to the cathedral
Koln – Heidelberg
BadenBaden – Stuttgart !
Breakfast at Hotel Exzellenz, Heidelberg
Sightseeing in Baden Baden
Dinner in Stuttgart
Stuttgart – Getting ready to go on stage!
Verdi at kultur and kangresszentrum Liederhalle – Stuttgart