Moving just 300 miles north and four years back in time, we go from Zagreb, Croatia to Prague, Czechia (or as it was called when we were there, the Czech Republic). 2008 was the first tour by the newly formed Allan Petker Chorale. This chorale is formed every three years from members of all the choirs that Allan is directing, for the purpose of touring overseas.
|Quiz of the Day|
Can you name the four principal cities and the five concert venues on the APC tour of Eastern Europe? Each day of this series will show a video of one of the concerts.
You can also find the answer in the tour’s original brochure.
We assisted with Mass followed by a concert at the Church of St. Ignatius in Prague. The best collection of high resolution photos of this church can be found on google maps. The highlighted image at this link is taken from the nose-bleed balcony where we sang into a very acoustically live sanctuary.
Many years ago our video equipment wasn’t the same quality as our modern smart phones, but we are very grateful to Bill Calendar for sharing the videos we will be viewing in this series. Today’s video is of us singing a composition by William Billings, “Hail, Sacred Music, Hail” and then posing for our tour photo on the front steps. Unfortunately, the photo does not include our non-singer “groupies” that have always played a vital role in our tours.