July 31: Tours – Closing, Stockholm, 2014

Jon CurtisSeason of the Day, SOTD - July

One of the challenges of preparing for the Allan Petker Chorale tours is that, coming from different choruses spread across California we have very little time to prepare and rehearse.  To compensate for this we will often repeat some of the same songs from one tour to the next.

One of the challenges in creating the tour movies, is being able to show those same songs from different tours in new ways.  The tour videographer, Jon Curtis, makes it a point to not watch any of the previous tour videos within a year of the next tour – to hopefully avoid making the song’s videos too similar from one tour to the next.

At the same time, one of the more fun songs to set to a tour video has been Moses Hogan’s “The Battle of Jericho”.  The tours always seem to include some kind of military event that can fit.  In this closing of the tours miniseries we will see some examples of how “The Battle of Jericho” has been set to the events of the tours.

Today’s rendition of The Battle of Jericho comes from Stockholm Sweden during the 2014 Tour of the Baltics.  It begins with the Stockholm Palace Guard and Band.  It then highlights the Vasa, a military ship that was supposed to be a technological advancement, but sunk on its maiden voyage in 1628.  It has now been recovered and displayed in a museum.