..And off we go to Ohio Wesleyan University to watch a concert of...The Vienna Boys Choir!~
What an awesome opportunity. Just 6 of us neighbor gals went out to enjoy an evening of relaxed amazement. Had alittle catastrophe before we left, that Steve had to come to our rescue.... One lady's shoe tripped her as she was walking down the stairs. Her heel came loose and Steve got out his hammer and played cobblesmith to help her get on her way. For once it wasn't me who had the accident. After getting to the university and standing in line to get our RESERVED tickets for what seemed like 45 mins...yes it was 45 mins to be exact. We found our seats in the balcony where we had a better than a birds eye view of the stage. No pictures were allowed of the choir but my mind will never forget the minor cords, pure notes and staccato breaths of these young boys. They sang music from all periods of time.... the oldest being around 1697. They sang in 3 different languages. One song has such high notes that my ears were ringing like someone had a tuning fork against the back of my ear.
Audience participation was encouraged at one point and left us all laughing at how hard it was to have one section of audience clapping on the beat and our side clapping on the off beat. The 38 young boys showed us who was capable of doing that while singing just to throw us a curve.
Some of these little boys were not bigger than my oldest grand. Their voices were so natural and pure...no vibrato...just developed vocals. One song they sang had 5 boys dancing and I wondered if the Von Trappe Family would come out around the corner singing. Most of these boys were from Austria with a few from as far away as Korea and Hungary. The choir master was raised in Lima, Peru.
Great nite out with very nice ladies. Hope we can do this again sometime.