Once again the atmosphere was filled with joy and celebration as the choirs said their good-byes to new found friends. Several choirs performed for the emotional choristers and the finale performance included all 3200 voices singing Signore della cime - a beloved Italian song. What an amazing song......what an amazing experience!
|San Candido Good Luck Coin|
Another highlight of the day was when Hannah, an organizer from San Candido approached a choir member, she held a bag filled with sparkling gold coins. Hannah explained that the Canadian choir had been so kind and generous throughout the week, that the village of San Candido would like every choir member to have a token from the village which represents a wish for good luck! It has a 4 leaf clover on one side and the village symbol on the other - we now each have one to cherish - another fond memory :)
Following the closing, we boarded our bus and we were off to Innsbruck, Austria.....nestled in the heart of the Alps to begin another chapter of the journey.
After arriving and getting settled in at another Fabulous hotel, we gathered for another wonderful meal and then about half of our choir members attended a German mass celebration in an amazing cathedral just across the street. The German priest was very welcoming and was delighted to allow the choir members to sing at the end of mass - the song chosen was May the Good Lord Bless and Keep you........beautiful!