23
Jun
12

Day two

Breakfast this morning was a great way to mingle with the other occupants of the hotel. I met some lovely people from Chicago who were in town to see family. It was with their well wishes ringing in my ears that we boarded the bus at 11 o’clock to our morning activity: walking the Freedom Trail.

Our choir was split between two guides. I would highly recommend my guide, Emily Kovatch, who portrayed the part of Mehitible Dawes, wife of William Dawes. A talented historian and entertainer, she regaled us with stories of the founding fathers, the Boston Massacre and Paul Revere’s tendency to pop up everywhere in Boston’s 18th century history. Her passion for the job was admirable, but I don’t envy the layers of clothing she was wearing, especially in the heat and humidity we experienced.

When the tour concluded in mid-afternoon, we were set loose upon the Boston area for a few hours, with a time and place to meet back for dinner. I wandered around with Ben and saw one-and-a-half amazing street performances. The charisma and skill of the performers was stunning, perhaps an indication of what we will need to bring to the World Choir Games. Surely someone in our group can do one-handed flips and leap over four people? But I jest. There’s a great measure of confidence required to perform and it’s good to see it in use.

We ended the day with dinner at Durgin Park restaurant and a performance of Waltzing Matilda for the other patrons. Then it was back to the hotel amidst organisations of sectional practices with each of us ready for bed.

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3 Responses to “Day two”


  1. 1 Carolyn Murdock Fritz
    June 24, 2012 at 14:54

    I was one of the many patrons at Durgin Park Restaurant, Boston, last night (06/22/12) and we were all thrilled to hear you sing “Waltzing Matilda!” A gorgeous rendition! How wonderful you all sounded – and what a treat for all of us in the dining room of this famous old Boston restaurant. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful voices with us. Hope you’ve enjoyed your visit to Boston. And as your tour continues, best wishes to each one of you for a safe, happy, successful and fun trip!

    Carolyn Murdock Fritz – Milton, Massachusetts

  2. 2 Bernadette Matthias
    June 24, 2012 at 18:34

    Great commentary Rosie- well done. & keep up th good work! Yep a few accompanying pics would be great – especially one of our blogger! 🙂 hope you’re well rested after a big start. Cu in a week!

  3. 3 Greg Conyngham
    June 24, 2012 at 19:12

    Rosie, Thank You so much for your great blogs.
    Good Luck and Safe trip.
    Regards
    Greg & Annette


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