Friday was all about PADUA! Leading up to today, many people had approached us about the Scrovegni Chapel- Giotto's crowning masterpiece, so we were lucky to be able to visit that on our last day!
The Scrovegni Chapel is completely covered in frescoes. Giotto broke the laws of painting of the 14th century by working with shadow and light. These biblical images nearly pop out at you- the pre-cursor to 3D art. Unfortunately, I adhered to the "no photo" policy and have nothing to show for it. Google it, it's pretty cool.
After our tour of the frescoes, the girls finally had some free time in Padua to explore, eat, shop and get all their jitters out before our big concert that evening.
Our concert was held in the Scuola della Carità or The School of Charity. We just can't get over how beautiful everything is here! We're getting pretty spoiled by these gorgeous venues.
We arrive a little early and had some time to finally take group photos of girls in formal attire. Italy is the perfect backdrop!
If you've seen any of our promotional materials, you've seen the iconic shot of 4 girls in formal attire holding hands walking away from the cameraman. We believe this photo is from the last time the choir toured to Italy and, in fact, features one of our current singer's older sisters. We couldn't help but recreate the shot.
Our concert couldn't have been more well received. We premiered a commission by local Italian composer Alexander Kirshner titled "William il Magnifico" with the Iris Ensemble, our hosts that evening. It was a very emotional concert for the girls, knowing that tour was coming to an end and that this would be the last time our beloved graduated seniors would sing as members of PG.
After the concert, we had a dessert social with the Iris Ensemble and then sadly headed up to our rooms to pack and get a good night's rest before our return flight home the next day.
We LOVED Italy, and, judging by our reception at all our concerts, Italy loved us back. We're so glad to be back in the groove of tour after two years without touring- looking forward to what's in store for PG next!
Stay tuned for favorite tour moments from the girls! Ciao!