For those of you keeping up with the status of our tour of Germany, we are traveling to Wittenberg today to meet and perform for the Lord Mayor and later, traveling to Merseburg to stay with host families.
Sunday and Monday were mostly spent traveling and enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of the airports! Yesterday was our first tour day, which included a tour of Berlin with a local native of Berlin, and a boat tour on the Spree River. During our tour of Berlin, we were also able to visit the Holocaust Memorial located in the middle of the city. It was a challenging yet important exhibit to experience and was appreciated by all members of the choir. In the evening, we performed at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church for a very lively group of listeners who even requested an encore!
Most of us are still adjusting to not having cell phones, but it is enjoyable to be separated from the habit of being dependant on our communication devices. The time change is also quite a change (it’s a 6 hour difference from Ohio), but all the jet lag should be out by now! Almost all members of the choir will also remark on how different and challenging it is to be in a country where they know nothing or very little of the language, but we are constantly trying to learn new words and phrases!
Until next time, Auf Wiedersehen!
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