Rainier Youth Choirs

Day One Travel

June 23, 2009

by. L. Schwitters

Tuesday, arrive at SeaTac at 5:15 AM—unanticipated problems with large crowds as it's the first day of NW Airlines becoming Delta and much confusion. We get to the gate at the final boarding call.

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Day Two

June 24, 2009

by. L. Schwitters

Wednesday, left the hotel at 8 AM on a cool overcast morning, and took the Lincoln Tunnel to Lincoln Center for a 1½ hour master class with Teresa Cheung, Music Director and Conductor/Altoon Symphony Orchestra

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Day Three

June 25, 2009

by. L. Schwitters

Left a 9 AM for Chelsea Studios for a Broadway Workshop with two of the Billy Elliot cast members, Jeff Kready & Jason Sirios. Jason led warmups, which were those used for musical theater with a brighter, forward placement of tone.  

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Day Four

June 26, 2009

by. L. Schwitters

On the bus by 8:30 AM to drive to the Newark Ferry Station. We warmed up on the bus in case any performance situations presented themselves (boy, did they ever!)  

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Day Five

June 27, 2009

by. L. Schwitters

Loaded the bus at 8:15 AM with all luggage, wearing a choice of clothing for the first time this trip for a morning of mostly touring by bus. We drove north on Manhattan with non-stop commentary by John.

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