Today was a very early morning for the Chorale, but everyone arrived at the church with an eagerness to begin the day of singing together. After gathering together to reflect on the concert and home stays the previous night, we departed the beloved city of Marion.
Once in Columbus, the choir sang for two services at Trinity United Methodist Church. During the first service, a Medal of Distinction was presented to Dr. Zebulon Highben, who has greatly contributed to the Chorale through his teachings.
After church, the group had some down time to spend together before eating a pizza lunch and boarding the bus yet again. Our destination this time: Toledo! Most Chorale members were awaiting some much needed “tacet time” to rest on the long bus ride.
Arriving and rehearsing at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Toledo, it was soon evident that the energy among the group had already begun to fade, which is typical by the third or fourth day of tour. To remedy this, Mr. Snyder gave us a pep talk (or two) and assistant director Beth Vaughn led the group in an activity to bring the energy back up. The technique never fails!
After a fabulous Italian dinner, the Chorale gave a wonderful concert in the beautiful rotunda sanctuary. The performance certainly proved that the group is well on the way to accomplishing the “grand crescendo” to the final concert.
Featured Singer of the Day: Kyla Geer – Member of the Capital University Chapel Choir
Hometown: West Lafayette, OH
Favorite Chorale song(s): Choral Fanfare and Go Light Your World
Fun fact: She has 8 siblings!
Kyla’s dream: To be able to purchase an entire farm for my family because they have worked so hard and I want to be able to give back to them.
“Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling through
No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing,
The dream that you wish will come true”A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes
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