Entries tagged with ‘Tour’

Favorite Art Encounters

Here, below, are some personal reflections from Gustavus Choir members about the art they experienced in Italy during the two-week January 2011 tour, which was preceded by studying art, culture, and creativity in the classroom earlier in the month. “The Visitation” by Mariotto Albertinelli in Florence “I’m not quite sure what it was about the […]

Homeward Bound . . .

“Homeward Bound” is one of the songs in the Gustavus Choir Tour repertoire. Today (Friday, Jan. 28, 2011) the song’s theme was a lived experience. Starting at 3:30 a.m. in Venice, the choir and companions began the journey home. It took a boat ride and three flights. Now it’s 6:25 p.m. Central Standard Time and […]

Scratching the Surface

Barely scratching the surface is a phrase that comes to mind today (Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011). So much has been seen and done and yet there’s even more unseen and undone in Italy (not to mention the rest of the world in which we live). On the last day in Venice, the city of peace […]

P is for Privilege

Before performances the Gustavus Choir often has “Building Block,” which is a brief “team huddle” where a student shares his or her personal reflection for pre-concert inspiration and team building. Prior to today’s (Sunday,  Jan. 23, 2011) concert in Florence at Santa Maria dei Ricci, tenor Wes Baish ’13 talked about privilege. Recalling his youth […]

Assisi Pilgrimage

Being in Assisi feels like being in another time. The entire city is constructed of stone and most of it is a “fleshy pink” colored brick from the area (reminiscent of the Minnesota River Valley Kasota stone present in some Gustavus Adolphus College buildings). The architecture of Assisi ranges from Medieval (Rocca Maggiore) and Romnesque […]

From Rome to Sorrento via Pompeii

Today, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, was a busy day of travel from Rome to Naples where the Gustavus contingent had a delicious Italian lunch of gnocchi, pork, and dessert followed by a guided tour of Pompeii. For those of you who don’t know, Pompeii is arguably one of the most important archeological sites in the […]