Friday, July 1, 2011


We left Munich this morning and drove to Salzburg, Austria. Arriving at noon, we walked to the Salzburger Dom and arranged ourselves for fifteen minutes of singing at 12:30. Laura points out that this was one of the more challenging places for us to sing – the incredible ornateness of the place made it difficult to remain focused on Steve's direction. The number of people listening likely exceeded any previous cathedral sing. It was gratifying to see so many stay through all of our pieces, even 'The Conversion of Saul'.

After the sing, we traveled to our lodgings: a villa on the grounds of Leopoldskron Palace, the von Trapp residence of 'Sound of Music' fame. We share the same view over the lake to the mountain peaks beyond. Tomorrow, we will breakfast in the palace. We dropped our bags in our rooms and returned to town for our longest unscheduled time of the trip, wandering the town at our own paces and whims, only slightly dampened by intermittent showers.

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