Ah, summer time . . . school is out, the weather gets warmer and life slows down to a slower pace – right? Not if you’re with the Fort Bend Boys Choir!
As soon as school ended for our Tour choirboys, we boarded a jet bound for Switzerland and a two week concert tour of this magnificent and awesome country. With many concerts, plenty of sightseeing and hiking, as well as a plethora of souvenir shopping and glorious cool weather, the first half of June was filled with once in a lifetime opportunities for our thirty-two boys and their chaperone staff. Highlights included performing at a mass on Corpus Christi day in the beautiful Lucerne Cathedral, hiking throughout the Alps, riding trotti-bikes down a winding [and somewhat treacherous] trail, riding mountain coasters [much like a roller coaster, but done throughout the mountain slopes], gondola rides into the majestic mountains, and zip-lining across the Swiss countryside!
After several weeks of recovery from jet lag, the Tour Choir was invited to appear at a ‘meet & greet’ with the world-famous boychoir group, LIBERA from the United Kingdom who were having a concert here in Houston. Each group discovered that they had much more in common than different.
Then, it was time for choir camp at Camp Zengit Gütenproper, the Tour Choirs week long resident summer camp where the boys participate in crafts, swimming, recreation, capture-the-flag in the evening before their campfire . . . and of course, lots of singing. Five hours a day, to be exact! And, the boys loved it all!
As we begin our 36th concert season with the theme, “Hear – boys sing!”, we invite you to visit our Facebook page, support our fundraising efforts and come to our concerts.
You won’t want to miss a single thing as you reminisce, what a summer it was!
# An addendum – Having written this blog weeks ago, something dramatic and apocalyptic happened on the night of Friday, August 25th when hurricane Harvey slammed into our area. With torrential , flooding rain and howling, category 4 winds . . . our entire region was devastated and will continue to be so for many, many months to come.
I do not have enough words, nor do I even know the ‘right’ words to say . . . but I will tell you that we all are about to face a challenge of a lifetime here on the gulf coast of Texas.
We thank you for your concern and will covet your prayers and best wishes.