To Philly we go! After playing Jenga with the suitcases (we picked up a few extra passengers), the Viter ensemble was headed to Philadelphia. Once we arrived, our lunch destination was the "City Tavern," where we enjoyed beef pie turnovers, chicken, trout, and creme brulee for dessert! The building where we dined, hosted many important and historical meetings and celebrations of America's past.
Following the meal, our city tour, led by Jack, began! The first and second banks of the United States, Independence Hall, and the Liberty Bell were only a few among the significant pieces of history we had the opportunity to see. Suddenly, the tour took a rapid turn... the wind picked up, the rain began to sprinkle, and quickly after, the rain began to pour! Some Viter members ran for cover under trees, while others took the opportunity to perform the "Anastasia" piece learned the previous day in the torrential downpour. Unfortunately, there was no safe area for the Viter ensemble to hide. Everyone became drenched. However, we continued through with many laughs, as this will be a city tour we will never forget!
Once the tour was complete, we headed to check-in to our new hotel "Embassy Suits- Hilton Honors". After settling in to our beautiful spacious rooms, the choir began their rehearsal in the lobby, while taking advantage of the hotel happy hour.
Now we are excited to begin the performing portion of the tour over the next few days! Gooo Viter!