Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Singing with Bishop Tutu

After our delay in Little Rock and a short layover in Dallas, the choir arrived safely in Boston yesterday. We checked into the fancy Westin Hotel at the Boston Convention Center and had a quick snack of chocolate cake before heading to sound check. There were many “wah wahs” at the sight of the giant room the kids would sing in.
We all enjoyed a fancy catered meal, including teddy bear shaped gellato, before heading to bed. This morning we were escorted to the Greenbuild convention where the children sang before and after the keynote speaker, Nobel Peace Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. 30,000 people were present at the convention and the program was broadcast on television to 80 different countries, we were told! The kids did excellent and we are happy to report that the people at the convention said the kids have made the organization proud. Following the program, the kids had a photo session with Bishop Tutu and he handed out high fives to every child. This was an incredible once in a lifetime opportunity for all of us and we are quite excited to be here. In a few hours we will board a plane back to Little Rock and enjoy a few days off at a church before resuming tour on Friday. Thanks to all of you who help make these kinds of opportunities possible for these kids, in so many ways.

No comments: