Day 5 began with rehearsal at the "Ukrainian American Citizens of Philadelphia" building, where we began to warm up our voices and bodies to be ready to sing and dance! Check out Facebook and Instagram for some videos!
Our lunch was at "Sorro" Italian Restaurant where we were treated to delicious bread, salad, a choice of chicken wrapped in proscuito/mozzarella, salmon, and vegetable linguini, as well as an assortment of mouth-watering desserts (cheesecake and cannolis!) Some members of the ensemble made mini paper airplanes and had a war between tables - the "winner" was not yet determined...
We then boarded the bus and made our way to the "Philadelphia Museum of Art" to visit the "Rocky Stairs," where many Viterites ran up the stairs to the tune of the Rocky theme song. There was free time to explore the city, have a rest, and get ready for our meet & greet with Dzvin and Prometheus.
The male choruses hosted us at the Ukrainian Community Hall in Philly with food, drinks, and song. After a quick rehearsal of the combined song, Kolo Mlyna (which sounded amazing!!), we enjoyed a nice meal together. At the event, a beautiful cake was created to welcome Viter to Philadelphia. Thank you for making us feel so welcomed!
Viter dancer, Kalyna Gunderman, celebrated her 18th birthday today! Naturally, in Viter fashion, we treated her to a beautiful Mnohaya Lita as a full cast (Viter, Dzvin, & Prometheus).
Tomorrow marks the start of our performances on tour! We eagerly await to showcase our Canadian-Ukrainian culture, as well local talent, to the audiences in Philadelphia!