Thursday, June 16, 2022

After another wonderful breakfast, our forces reunited for our final morning Circle. We talked someabout our hopes for this final day of the tour, including our Finale Concert back in Coshocton thatevening. We used a few moments to take some group photos on a beautiful staircase in the church,and were blessed with some downtime at Easton Mall. It was a… Read more →

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

As we compared notes the next morning, many delicious breakfasts had been served in our hosthomes before meeting back at St. Wendelin. We took a little extra time this morning to practice afew things like “Heart and Soul” and “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” specifically chosen for ourmorning visit to Good Shepherd Home. With the continued challenges of COVID restrictions,… Read more →

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The effects of the storm continued through the night, and we learned the next morning that nearly120,000 Ohioans were without power. As we gathered in the church hall, we were glad to havefully-functional running water and electricity, but soon discovered that the coach was not starting.In an example of the amazing flexibility and “can-do” spirit of the Chorale, we set… Read more →

Monday, June 13, 2022

After reuniting the next morning and hearing some wise words from our host Samantha, we boardedfor the next leg of the trip to Portsmouth, OH. We stopped at a travel plaza in Chillicothe for aplanned break to the “necessary rooms,” and some of our members engaged in a deep discussion(thanks to staff member Josh Senn) about foot traffic on the… Read more →

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Hitting the road from Marion, we arrived at the quaint Amlin United Methodist Church near Dublin,lending our music to their Sunday morning worship. Pastor Steve Putka – father of Chorale alumniChad, Grace, and Sam – gave a stirring sermon on what it means to be a minister: be open to yourgift, and use it! Within a few minutes after the… Read more →

Saturday, June 11, 2022

After breakfast with our host families, we returned to The Presbyterian Church for a chance tocontinue our preparation, taking the time to also talk about the expectations of the tour. Manymembers were taking their very first trip with the Cardinal Chorale, so it was good to hear a bitabout what was to come! Following a delicious lunch of chili mac… Read more →

Friday, June 10, 2022

What a joy to be reunited for more music making! Even after being apart for four or five months,everyone sounded amazing together–almost like there hadn’t been any time away at all. Mr. Snyderdid a great job breaking the Coshocton rehearsal day into manageable chunks, some blocks with thefull ensemble, and some with our soprano-alto and tenor-bass sections. In between, we… Read more →

Together Wherever We Go

The final day of workshop is simultaneously the best and the worst day of the week. On one hand, we finally get to showcase the results of all the hard work we have put in during our short time together, but on the other hand, it means we have to say a painful “see ‘ya later” to some of our… Read more →

Sixteen Tons of Rehearsing

We are officially past the halfway point of our time together on Muskingum’s beautiful campus, and our hard work is really beginning to pay off! The classic sound of the Cardinal Chorale rings through the air as we start to work on the technical details in the music, moving beyond the realm of just singing the notes on the page.… Read more →