Wednesday, April 30, 2008

We're here!

We've been in Cork for about five hours now . . . all have made it safely and are in fairly good moods, considering our lack of sleep and the time change.

There was, we thought, luggage missing (Sam Pace and Chris Josof) . . . and Martin worked for about two hours to retrieve it . . and then they found it in the rental car.

We made all of our connections easily and most members of the group are wandering around the city. Our first rehearsal comes in a couple of hours.

I met John Fitzpatrick, the man running the Cork festival . . . a very nice guy. He took time to talk with me and walk me through the performing spaces, something I really appreciated. We talked about the extremely high level of the choirs that are present for the international competition. He told me there were 30 international choirs that submitted for the festival . . . I was honored to be among them.

We're excited right now . . . a little weary . . . but excited. Think good thoughts for us.


Dr. Kristine Hurst-Wajszczuk said...

Thinking of all of you and wishing I were there! I'm sure I speak for all of us still roaming the halls at UAB when I say that we're proud of you and are sending all good thoughts to you across the pond. Best wishes for a great performance!

Anonymous said...

good luck. Y'all are going to be great! I'm thinking of you and can't wait to here all the updates. Go win!


Anonymous said...

I AM SO JEALOUS!!!! I love you guys and I know you will be EXCELLENT! I expect that you guys will outshine every other group there- we only thought we were good in France, but you all are far better than we were. WIN IT!!!!

Mr. Henry said...

I can't believe how proud I am of all of you and hope you have the best times of your lives! Enjoy your time and work as hard as you can to win!