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Sharing Our Journeys: Phyllis Benjamin- Brno, Czech Republic

Phyllis Benjamin Adventures with Mozart: A Journey through Eastern and Western Europe in 1985 After a night on the lumpy, swaybacked mattress at the dreary railroad hotel in Brno, I was open to the possibility of a change. The young librarian at the town archive was friendly and solicitous&mdas...

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Sharing Our Journeys: Jean Brandt, Rome

Jean Brandt Rome When you walk around Rome at random, you come upon the most amazing sights. We found the baroque church of St. Andrea della Valle, which had the most beautiful-sounding bells, and it turned out to be the one where Puccini had premiered the 1st act of Tosca in one of the side ch...

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Sharing Our Journeys: Kristine Lessard, France

Kristine Lessard France In reflecting on my own journeys, the one with a lasting impact was my year studying abroad inFrance. In 1986­-87 I attended Universite de Lyon III, living in a residence hall with French and a few other international students. I became a fan of the daily newspaper L...

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Program Notes, March 12, 2016 program ("Journeys")

Felix Mendelssohn: Richte mich, Gott, op. 78, no. 2 Felix Mendelssohn was born in Hamburg in 1809, son of Abraham Mendelssohn, a successful banker, and grandson of the prominent Jewish philosopher Moses Mendelssohn. Abraham Mendelssohn and his wife renounced the Jewish religion, and their childre...

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Sharing Our Journeys: Carolyn Frantz, Turkey

Carolyn Frantz Turkey In modern-day Turkey, Ephesus is an archaeological site that was a cosmopolitan metropolis in Roman times. Its claim to fame is the Library of Ephesus, one of the greatest libraries of the ancient world. My journey to Ephesus as part of class trip in graduate school wasn't...

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Sharing Our Journeys: Ellen Burke, Germany

Ellen M. Burke Germany When I was granted a Sabbatical Year in Germany, I began a journey that has significantly impacted my life. Although I had never studied it before, I loved it from the start. My mind was alive. Each day before dawn, I waited for the bus with some villagers and schoolchil...

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Sharing Our Journeys: Jean Player, Venice

Jean Player Venice, Italy My family and I traveled to Venice, Italy in April 2013. Arriving at the Piazzale Roma by bus from the airport, we took a wrong turn and promptly got lost! But it was a beautiful afternoon and we were happy to wander until we could orient our location to our map and fi...

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Sharing Our Journeys: Sophie Crafts, Valencia

Sophie Crafts Seville While studying abroad in Seville in college, a friend and I headed to Paris for our spring break. We scored amazingly cheap train tickets from Paris to Valencia, and being not­yet seasoned travelers, we weren't alarmed that that ride was scheduled to be two hours long....

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Sharing Our Journeys: Craig Brandt, Malaysia

CRAIG BRANDT Thaipusam Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia While my travels are made to expand my knowledge of the world outside the U.S., my journey to Thaipusam, a Hindu celebration of Malaysians of Tamil Indian origin, was far different in intent than that of the pilgrim in the photo. As a form...

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Share your Journey with our community!

What journey has had an impact on your life? Did you study abroad? Immigrate from another country? Did you travel in the Military or the Peace Corps? Share on our Facebook page! Post a paragraph or photo of your journey. Or email your submission to journeys@choruspromusica.org Please include t...

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