After a tight schedule for the first half of our Major Tour, TCC (with the exception of our SSAA Young Women's move-ups) got a day of down time. While the TCC boys spent the morning with Greg and the YC Men's Choir in old town, the TCC girls decided to spend a morning in the hotel pool, cooling off from a somewhat sweaty Riga.
of these groups then made their way to the Young Choirs of Equal Voices
Champions Competition - featuring the AYS Young Women with a handful of
TCC Young Ladies. The rest of TCC made it to the Riga
Stradins University early to catch the other competing choirs in this
category. WOW - what a special experience to hear the choral traditions
of a wide array of countries! We heard a Czech choir, and Chinese Choir
and American choir, all in under an hour! It is so special to be on this
musical journey :)
Young Women's Choir was simply breathtaking. It is honestly really hard
to describe in a blog post. The TCC Families of the Young Ladies who
were selected to join the YC in this performance should be VERY proud.
There were many talks of these TCC Singers' focus, enthusiasm and
musical expressiveness throughout our choir, and others.
of our AYS Choirs met up outside the University doors to celebrate,
then headed towards the WCG Meal Center for Lunch, then to Old Town for
extended shopping, fun and ice cream!
After a fun
afternoon in Old Town, we headed to the award ceremony to hear the
results for our Young Men's Choir Open Competition, and Scenic Folklore
Open Competition. This is the very first year that AYS has participated
as competitors in this category, so we had no idea what to expect! We
knew that both performances went very well and hoped the judges
The AYS Young
Men's Choir received a gold diploma in the Young Male Choirs Open
Competition! AND we came in 2nd overall for our category!
the Scenic Folklore Open Competition results were announced. The AYS
Folk Ensemble also received a Gold Diploma, coming in 3rd overall for
The Singers screamed and jumped as Paige
and Greg took the stage for their awards. We are so happy to be
representing our Families and country so well! It is such a big relief
to see all of our hardwork pay off.