We got in late on Wednesday! Many of us took the morning to sleep in, and enjoy the continental breakfast offered in the Best Western. We met at 5 in the hotel's conference room to take a collective breath and each share our intentions for the remaining days of tour. If you can believe it, the concert we sang yesterday was the choir's final full concert as a group! Our repertoire for the competition will be broken up into different categories on different days, so hearts were full as the group reflected on what they've accomplished together this year.
Chamber choir took the stage for one last full concert, with some very special volunteers. Throughout the tour, (like on all of our tours) Ethan has been inviting the graduate students and graduating music education students to conduct one piece of their choosing with the group. And since he needs to take the reins for the Seghizzi competition, this was the final chance to let the students conduct the choir. Katie, Kimi, Alyssa, and Chance conducted pieces last night, bringing the final number up to fourteen. Fourteen student conductors!! Thats nearly half the choir!