By Emily Harder (Senior Soical Work Student, Hesston, KS)
Today was our first full day in Poland. The weather was actually warmer than it was when we left Kansas, which I think we all appreciated. We started the day with a wonderful breakfast from the hotel (full of breads, cheeses, and fruit), then were off for a tour of Warsaw. Kris, our tour guide, was pretty wonderful, giving us a brief history of Poland and helpful tips such as “the squirrels in Poland can be worse than an angry woman” and also “go to a University close to a park so you can take your significant other on romatic walks”. We also learned quite a bit about Warsaw, the capital city of Poland, which was almost completely leveled during the second World War.
The tour was followed by a free afternoon before our concert in the evening. Our concert was at 6pm at the Sienna Church located just a few minutes away from our hotel. Some church members were gracious enough to provide us with drinks and snacks before we sang. It was nice to finally get in front of an audience and show them what we have been working so hard at for the last 5 months. While not all of our audience members spoke English, they showed their appreciation by giving us a standing ovation. Words can’t describe the feeling that comes from completing a concert and seeing an entire audience stand up and clap for you. It was a beautiful evening and a great first concert. That’s all for now. More to come soon.