Tonight we attended
a concert at a place where Mozart used to live and play. It was incredible!
The members of the string quartet enjoyed the music they played and
they were precise in everything that they did. Every note was in its
place. It seems to me that Austrians greatly appreciate classical music
and consider it to be an important part of their culture. I was amazed
at how dedicated the string quartet members were. The acoustics were
wonderful. You don't see many small scale performances like that in
America. I am glad that we were able to attend the concert tonight and
experience a different type of musical setting than what we are used
A Sunday morning in Vienna
As we sit in the
chapel a hush falls over the people. Soft music begins to play and then
the sound of young voices fills the air. I smiled to myself thinking
of how fortunate I was to be listening to these talented young boys.
This was a worship service where they were praising God. It was wonderful.
I got so wrapped up in the moment. The solos were amazing and they hit
the high notes with amazing clarity. After the service they filed out
in their navy blue uniforms to sing for the tourists. Their small bodies
did not match the enormous amount of talent you heard. I was surprised
afterward when I saw them posing for pictures with the tourists. They
would smile and wave. They were so cute we all just wanted to take one
home. This has been a highlight for me. I still cannot believe we saw
the Vienna Boy's Choir; a rich part of Austria's musical history!
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