June 20: Tours – Eastern Europe 2008, Budapest

Jon Curtis Season of the Day, SOTD - June

Our final concert was in Hungary, where our karnagy Allan directed us in the very ornate Matthias Church, Holy Trinity Square in Budapest.  We got to warm up in the crypt below the alter.

 Here is a copy of
the program cover.

Quiz of the Day
Do you remember the name of our tour guide?
(This is a real question, looking for an answer.  She is shown in the video.)

Allan Petker's "Give Me Words" was written for, and dedicated to, Consort Chorale's 10th anniversary in 2003.  The video begins with that performance, then leads into the concert in Budapest.  The scenes include our final dinner and evening cruise on the Danube.

Give me words to weave a prayer exceeding heaven's boundaries.
Give me text to paint a thought that births a joy unknown.
Give me script to draft a poem that multiplies all thinking.

And when the spoken art gives way,
and silence leaves too much to say,
yet more demands expressing: Ah!

Move my lips to say the lines that go beyond all speaking.
Move my heart to utter thanks that passion understands.
Move my eyes to share the light, illuminating touches.

And when the spoken art gives way,
and silence leaves too much to say,
yet more demands expressing: Ah! Mmm.