The Wolfson College Tour Choir of 24 singers gave two beautiful performances as part of the International Society for Music Education conference in Thessaloniki, Greece, receiving many complimentary remarks from choral directors from around the world. Natalie and Rupert gave moving solo performances, and Andrew accompanied with his usual flair while Brendan’s whistling in the Grainger was particularly fine. The extra rehearsals had helped hone their performance.
Sightseeing trips included Byzantine churches and castles, and a wonderful tour of the Byzantine Museum arranged by a Trinity Hall alumnus. A small group of the choir also travelled to see the Royal Tombs of Phillip II in Vergina, which were inspiring. The conference Greek Night was very entertaining with a concert in the magnificent concert hall showcasing Greek classical and folk musicians, and ending with the entire audience being led, Pied Piper like, from the hall to the adjacent harbour side by a drumming group. Subsequent Greek dancing was enjoyed by all.