Sevilla pa Svenska recieved Princeton High School Choir this rainy weekend for their coming trip singing around Andalusia. After arriving in Málaga, with a pit stop in Osuna for dinner at Hotel Palacio Marqués de la Gomera, the choir arrived safely in Seville.
The next day, over a hundred Americans wandered around Seville in the rain and visited Museo de Bellas Artes, the Cathedral and the Alcázar. All equipped with umbrellas and the hope of a break in the clouds. Luckily, they ended the day with a flamenco show at Patio Sevillano, which was inside.
The day of the concert the sun was yet again shining in Seville, as we are used to, and the choir headed to Conservatorio Superior de Música Manuel Castillo to rehearse and enjoy a couple of performances by students of the school. After spending the day hitting the town, singing was on the agenda at Conservatorio Profesional de Música Cristóbal de Morales together with Coro Académico and Coro de Cámara del CSMS “Manuel Castillo”. The choirs sang a myriad of different songs directed by Esther Sanzo and her students as well as Vincent Metallo from Princeton.
The evening ended back at Conservatorio Manuel Castillo with dinner for all, enlivened by spontaneous performances from the three choirs, both all together and separately.
We would like to wish the choir a safe trip and all the best in their upcoming performances in Cabra, Córdoba and Granada. We would also like to thank everyone involved: Mat,Kathie and Phillipp Schmoll from Firebird Fine Arts Tours; Rosabus; Hotel Becquer; the schools, the conductors and their students; our guides and everyone else who helped out before, during and after the shows.