Choir Tour 2011: Monday, March 21
March 21, 2011
I woke up about an hour later just as we were coming into the city, feeling much more alert and excited.
When the bell rang (it was interesting being back in a high school setting – a very different feel from the LC vibe), we left Curtis and drove to Skyline Presbyterian Church in Tacoma, where our concert would be that night. As we turned the last corner and saw the church, everybody noticed that they had put our concert announcement up on their reader board! Right out on the street, it announced the Lewis and Clark College Choir singing that evening. We felt welcomed and excited before we even went inside. Once we got situated, we rehearsed for a while in the beautiful sanctuary and then had a delicious dinner provided by our Skyline hosts.
The concert that evening was, in my opinion, our best performance of the tour. The space was lovely, we already had the experience of the Seattle concert under our belts, and our singing had a special kind of focus and intention that only comes from love for the music, love for our director, and love for each other (coupled with a thorough knowledge of the pieces and a lot of hard work!). We had a great audience of alumni, friends, family, and community members. That concert was particularly special for me because some very dear friends from Tacoma came to see me perform!