For this blog we want to share with you all of the joyous feelings we are experiencing and the incredible feedback we have been receiving from countries from all over the world......this has been been for us an experience likened only to an event like the olympics!!!
At 1:30 today we sang at an open air concert in San Candido with choirs from South Africa, Italy , USA, Brazil and Czech Republic. The highlight of today was the Choirs parade through the streets of San Candido - 92 Choirs in total participated......there were colors and flags and singing and many international friendships were forged.
Now we'll share some of the comments that we've received:
- Your music has kissed my ears!
- You are bella bella bella!!
- We love Canada!
- Where can we hear you perform again?
- Your sound is very sweet.....
- Language is no barrier....
- You are so very generous!
As Valerie so eloquently described as she was preparing us for our day, we are amabassadors of peace through our gift of music to all! To quote from one of our songs with the greatest audience impact - "Music builds a bridge, it can tear down a wall....Music is a languiage that can speak to one and all..........THIS IS WHY WE SING........."
Finishing our day at the Piazza del Magistrato with 3200 other singers in a spirit of unity, was a life altering experience; to share the space, the songs and the love that flowed freely was a gift for each of us!!! We are truly blessed.
Upon return to our beautiful villa and another wonderful five course meal - this time a traditional Tyrolese Feast - the celebration continues.......the touching experiences of this day and of the Alta Pusteria International Choir Festival will remain in our hearts forever....