Choral Scholars Tour Central Europe
Posted March 8, 2012
The Choral Scholars are making the most of their 2012 European Tour with early stops in Budapest, Cesky Krumlov and Vienna. The choristers began their tour in Budapest performing in front of a capacity audience alongside the Gabrieli Choir on Saturday evening before exploring in the artists' village of Szentendre and local baths on Sunday.
From there, they headed to Cesky Krumlov, a picturesque village of castles, old walls, and cobblestone streets located in the southwestern corner of the Czech Republic. Again, the choristers had the opportunity to perform with a local choir at an old Jesuit monastery and school, the Hotel Ruze. The choirs were able to overcome linguistic barriers as they sang pieces in the other choir’s language.
Vienna was the next destination. After a brief stop at Melk Abbey, a 900-year old Benedictine monastery and school where they sang in the Abbey Church, the choristers traveled on to Vienna where they toured central Vienna and the Cathedral of St. Stephen where they will sing Mass on Saturday.
The whirlwind tour conitnues to Bratislava, Slovakia today where they will sing at the Bratislava Conservatory.