Day four

Today, our last day in Boston, after our performance at the Regent Theatre in Arlington people split into groups. Some went back to the hotel to rest and pack before the morning, while others had some free time in Boston before dinner. For the blog, then, I’ve decided to bring you some different accounts of what people did, and an interview with one of our choir members.

Steph’s free time:

We ran across most of the city to try to catch a duck tour and but we didn’t get there in time, so we sat and had some lunch instead, looking out on the water. Then we went to the park, did some yoga and saw some ducks. We sat on the grass for a while. This was after we walked back from trying to get to the duck tour, so it was much nicer to be able to sit in the park on the way back rather than just run through it.

Anthea’s free time:

We went to Harvard again, and wandered around the Uni. Then we had our first subway experience. It was interesting trying to purchasing a ticket –they had these cards and it was very confusing . . . We eventually got some help and caught a train through the subway, then, when we got off we changed to something like a tram but still in the subway. After we got out we walked through The Common to Newbury St, a shopping strip. Liz and Grace went to Georgetown Cupcakes, which is such a famous cupcake place that they sell shirts about the shop. The queue was about 20 deep out the shop, and we bought Lachlan’s birthday cupcake there. Then we went to dinner with the rest of the choir at Fajita’s and Rita’s.

Now come on down and meet one of our choir members!

Today we’ll be meeting Kyle Williams, one of our basses.

Q. Firstly first, how long have you been in the University of Newcastle Chamber Choir?

A. I was a member of the choir from 1999 to 2004, then returned last year. And there were a few concerts in between.

Q. Why did you join the choir?

A. I was originally a piano major, but I always loved singing. I was too shy and timid in high school, though. [It must be noted that here the interviewer scoffed before pausing to recollect what the average highschool experience is like and realising it may indeed have been possible.] My piano teacher encouraged me to audition, so I did!

Q. What was your best time with the choir before the USA tour?

A. I’d say the 2000 tour to England, Scotland and Wales – the first tour. We sang in St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Liverpool Catholic Cathedral and various other cathedrals and churches. Also, singing with the choir in their first entry to the McDonald’s Eisteddfod where we won every section and the Gold. [This year called the John Lamble Foundation Australasian Open Choral Championship, which we also won.]

Q. And your best time so far in the USA?

A. Definitely getting to know everyone. Some people I already know from previous tours – Paul Tenorio, Morgan, Jess, George – but it’s especially been good getting to know some of the newbies. Connecting with the others has benefitted my singing and I’m sure the singing of the choir as a whole.


3 Responses to “Day four”

  1. 1 Jenni
    June 26, 2012 at 14:13

    Sounds like you’re having a great time! Thanks for the updates

  2. 2 Keryn Whittingham
    June 26, 2012 at 20:54

    Hi everyone. It’s so great to see that you’re heading back to the WCG. No doubt you’ll win again and in the Champions category this time I trust. I’m travelling in Europe at the moment, but look forward to reading about your adventures. Best of luck!!

    • 3 Fiona McKay
      June 27, 2012 at 10:16

      Keep those updates coming – and lots of photos please! It’s the UNCC virtual tour of USA. Thanks for allowing us to join in!

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