Vienna Greets Viter

Yesterday we left the lovely city of Budapest and made our way to Vienna via Bratislava, Slovakia. The historic city hosted us for several hours as we shopped, ate traditional cuisine and saw the sites which included a huge castle on a steep hill. 

When we arrived in Vienna we checked into the hotel and met Susan R. who had flown in from New York after her tour with Dnipro Choir. We viewed the city from the bus while Damjan, our knowledgeable guide provided historical and practical facts about the capital of Austria. What a cosmoplitan city!  Our evening ended with a delicious dinner overlooking the park around the corner from theatre where some attended the symphony tonight. 

Today we walked throughout the city centre and saw the Opera House, Belvedere Palace, St. Steven's Cathedral, St. Charles' Church, Sissy Museum and Hofburg Palace.  We stood outside Mozart's home while our guide provided us with numerous facts about her city.  Although we dealt with rain off and on throughout the day, tonight several people saw a concert at the Opera House while others went to the symphony and the rest went to Prater which is an amusement park. Ask the 20 people about their adventures on the many roller coasters and rides that were experienced!

Tomorrow we meet the Ukrainian community and perform again. We are looking forward to showcasing our talent along with the Troyanda Dancers of Winnipeg and joining them for the Zabava after the performance.  

St. Charles Church

St. Charles Church

Belvedere Palace

Belvedere Palace

Statue of Maria Christina in Vienna city centre

Statue of Maria Christina in Vienna city centre