RYAN FLYNN — General Assignment Reporter
The Southern Connecticut State University choir traveled abroad this past December, taking in the sights and sounds of England in a trip that culminated in a pair of performances, both in London and Bristol.
Photographer Isabel Chenoweth joined the choir on their journey, and was there to take an array of pictures, all of which have been posted in a Tumbler blog online.
The choir, which began their trip in late December, made quite a few stops along the way.
They were able to see Buckingham Palace, the tower of Big Ben, Covent Garden and even Stonehenge.
After exploring the city of Bath, the choir prepared for their first performance at Bristol Cathedral.
Chenoweth details all of the many stops within her blog, commenting on the eye-opening experience that the students had.
In Bristol, the choir was able to rehearse with conductor Simon Carrington, and performed the first of their two concerts within the Bristol Cathedral on Dec. 30.
“The concert itself was well-attended and the acoustics in the cathedral were just phenomenal,” Chenoweth said in the blog.
The choir celebrated New Year’s in London, and took in such sights as Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Notting Hill, Hyde park and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
They got a chance to see St. Paul’s Cathedral as well, before heading for Southwark Cathedral for the second of their two shows.
“The performance,” Chenoweth said in the blog, “was spectacular and breathtaking—an incredible experience for the performers as well as the audience!”
All in all, the once-in-a-lifetime experience of visiting, and then performing in majestic England seemed to be a smashing success.
Chenoweth noted that: “The thrill of working with Simon Carrington, and exploring Bristol and London, especially on New Year’s Eve, will resonate with everyone for a long time to come