Today we spent the day in our sister city of Pilsen. We started out the day singing in St. Bartolommeo Cathedral with two school choirs from Pilsen. We love singing with other choirs! We had some wonderful lunch (hamburger and fries! Woohoo!) and then took a guided tour of Pilsen. We saw some very interesting sights and learned a lot about the city. When our tour was finished, we rode the bus to Techmania (a very McWane Center-esque science museum) and got to spend some great time there. We boys love hands-on thingys! After we had our fill of technology (let's face it, we could've stayed there all day long, but they were closing and we had another concert to perform...), we ran back to the hotel to change into our concert black, then went back to the church to sing our concert. We had a full house, and we sounded great! After the concert, we headed back to the hotel, got some dessert (we ate sandwiches at the church before the concert), and headed to bed after another long and exciting day. Tomorrow, we head to Regensburg!!
St. Bartolommeo Cathedral and school choirs:
The boys enjoyed meeting the other choir members...
Really enjoyed it...
Really, really enjoyed it...
|Isaiah (bottom) is my favorite part of this picture.|
|Look at those eyes. She definitely came back for the night concert.|
Lunch. Oh. My. Goodness. Jeff and Phillip love burgers.
|Will Dobbs. |
|After lunch group picture. Apparently what Dr. Peters (the only female) is holding is important.|
No one gave me that information. A review? A secret formula for making super humans?
Probably just a newsletter.
Play time #1: Hanging out before the walking tour.
|Life Rule #7: When it's eat time, we eat; when it's play time, we play; when it's rest time, we rest; when it's work time, we work; and we don't confuse them! Gosh Trevor and Gabe! ;)|
Walking Tour. We split into two groups and went around Pilsen.
Phillip found the Orthodox Christian Church. He was very happy. (St. Anne's Orthodox Church)
|4th largest synagogue outside of Israel|
|This is Jeff and Ben giggling like 8th graders.|
Ask why later.
The Technomania! What a fun place to be!
|The same face Gabe made at his mom, when|
mom came near Gabe... who was near the other choirs' girls.
Having left Technomania. Sigh.
On to the fastest turnaround by a group of 35 5th - 12th grade boys ever - arrived at the hotel, cleaned and changed into concert attire, boarded bus, and left in 20-25 minutes.
A quick bite to eat before the concert.
The concert! We were sad to miss Michael Coby who needed to sit out of this concert and recover from something :( Morgan Whetstone performed Michael's solo in his stead and did very well.
|The Monsignoir who graciously allowed us to perform|
in this gorgeous cathedral.