Definitely one of the most amazing things about the trip were the many people that we touched with our music. Anytime after we sang, people would come up to us and try to express how our music touched them. Most of the time, they didn’t speak any English, but they wanted to express the feeling that they received from our music. It didn’t matter whether we could understand them or not. It really shows that music is universal!
The most amazing part of the trip was the Thursday night concert when the audience waited for ten minutes for us to get back on stage. We had left the stage to thunderous applause and were preparing to leave when Mrs. Reynolds came flying into our rehearsal room to tell us to get back upstairs and on to the stage. The adrenaline rush of this experience was amazing.
The most beautiful building that I had the chance to enter was the Notre Dame de Chartres. The love that has been poured into keeping that building in existence was awe-inspiring. I was truly moved by this cathedral.
Being a part of UAB’s first international competition was in itself the experience of a lifetime.
Friday, July 01, 2005
Experience of a Lifetime
This is a "blog series" of journal entries that the choir wrote about the France trip on the way home from Atlanta to Birmingham.