Wednesday, November 2, 2022

On our way home! Our “load the bus” time was a grotesque 3:15 am following our late-night concert the night before. We bussed to the Bilbao airport, then flew to Amsterdam, then to Salt Lake. Read more

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Tuesday morning started with a trip to the “Winner’s Concert” hosted by the competition. Having won top 3 trophies in both categories, we were invited to perform a piece from each set for the audience of judges, contest officials, the general public, and a combination of other choir nerds. It felt good to put an exclamation point on our contribution to the competition. Read more

Monday, October 31, 2022

Happy Halloween! Read more

Sunday, October 30, 2022

One particularly bright spot on this international experience was our competition guide and friend, Nora. Nora was a local who was assigned by the Tolosa competition to help us find our way around, communicate between Dr. Crane and the competition officials, and make sure we all had a good time. She spoke perfect Spanish, Basque, and English! My favorite thing about Nora was how kind she was to each of us. It was as if we had always been friends from our first moments in Spain. Read more

Saturday, October 29, 2022

What happened on Saturday was a kind of magic and miracle that can’t really be described. Read more