Soon We Will Be Done

We are officially at the halfway point of the Cardinal Chorale workshop experience! *cue sad music* But breakfast this morning made up for it a little bit, as it was delicious as always – especially that sausage, gravy and egg breakfast pizza. Each section made lots of headway during our sectional rehearsals today, and we also took some time to… Read more →

Singing Side By Side

The Cardinal Chorale has had an amazing week so far and our music is really starting to come alive and we all felt it during our rehearsals today. The day started with an amazing breakfast consisting of amazing foods such as potatoes, eggs and our all time favorite chocolate chip pancakes. The Chorale had the chance to sit with their… Read more →

As You Wish

Another rainy day, but nothing dampens the Chorale’s bright spirit. This morning we met with our respected opus groups for breakfast, which was a lovely selection of pancakes, ham, eggs, and freshly cut strawberries. After breakfast, singers got personally shuttled by the Chorale staff to Walter Hall for our first rehearsal. We had some sectional time, a full group rehearsal,… Read more →

A Wonderful Day Like Yesterday

For returning Chorale members, this is the most wonderful week of the year. For others,this is their first time experiencing the Chorale workshop. This year, the Chorale is welcoming 10 new members to the 27th edition. All the singers arrived on Saturday afternoon and had a wonderful time getting to reunite with old friends and meet new ones. They even… Read more →

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 →