After two days of long bus rides and no performing, National Tour Choir arrived at the Port Ludlow Bay Club Sunday morning ready for a day of singing.
First, the kids looked at maps covering the various places the Colorado Children’s Chorale has been so far on this tour: Wyoming, Idaho and now Washington. Tour Choir members traced our route to Bremerton, Washington, where we’re currently staying. We drove about 45 minutes from Bremerton to Port Ludlow for Sunday’s performance. It’s called “the village in the woods by the bay” according to the signs, which is a descriptive way of saying this place is absolutely beautiful. You’ll see photos in the slideshow below… it’s breathtaking here.
In the morning, there was rehearsal and then a delicious lunch prepared by ladies from the Port Ludlow Arts Council. After lunch, kids from the Port Ludlow community came for a workshop. They learned the music and choreography to “Do Re Mi” and “Monkeys in the House,” and also learned the difference between downstage and upstage. And of course, maybe the most important part of the workshop, the kids learned how to take a bow at the end of a performance.
With some time to spare before the concert, Tour Choir members went on a walk with some of the Chorale staff through the woods surrounding the Port Ludlow Bay Club. This was probably the most photographed part of the trip to this point. The kids took pictures of themselves and of the stunning scenery around them. In addition to being fantastic singers, this group is full of talented photographers!
After the walk it was time to change into formal wear and get ready for the concert. In the second half, Tour Choir sang with the kids from Port Ludlow who were at the workshop earlier in the day. They did so well, especially considering they learned two songs with choreography in about an hour!
National Tour Choir finished the day with dinner at the Snug Harbor Cafe, right down the street from the Port Ludlow Bay Club. The restaurant is small, and they were willing to shut down the entire restaurant while we enjoyed a delicious dinner.
With tummys full, we returned to Bremerton. On Monday, we’ll be whale watching! Wish us luck so the whales will come out to see us!