This morning I arrived in the Piazza Duomo in Amalfi to find a group of American students assembling themselves on the steps of the church for a concert. Curious as I was to find out where this group had come from, I had only a short time to run some errands and get to the food shops before they closed for lunch. About ten minutes later, the beautiful voices of the choir filled the side streets and drew me back to the piazza. The director of the choir made an announcement about their next piece, emphasizing Minnesota twice. The last place I lived in America before coming to Italy was in the lovely Twin Cities in Minnesota, where I received a Master of Arts in Art History degree from the University of St. Thomas. (But, no, I don’t want to talk about the winter!) I asked a woman near me if she knew where the group was from, and imagine my surprise to learn I was listening to the Rosemount High School choir from just outside Minneapolis, Minnesota performing in Amalfi, Italy. It was one of those lovely “small world” moments. The choir is on a spring break tour of Italy, which already took them to Rome to perform in St. Peter’s Basilica. What an incredible experience for these students!
Here is a little snippet of the choir:
These ‘small world’ moments never cease to amaze me…what are the chances of you being in the square at just the right time to hear a group from near Minneapolis perform! Thanks for sharing…it reminds me that we are not so very far apart after all.Ciao Mom
Ciao Mom!! Yes, it is a nice reminder that we are not so far apart! There was even a student from St. Thomas in the audience who was on a shadow tour following the high school group. After the marching band in Sorrento and this, I wonder what the next “small world” moment will be??
South of Rome says
How funny. Two years ago my mother in law ran into one of her neighbors in an Autogrill on the A1 in Southern Italy!! Neither one knew the other was headed to Italy. Glad you were able to enjoy some good music, too! Ciao, K
Ciao Karen! Wow, that is really a small world moment. I can’t imagine!
Chef Chuck says
That sounded nice, it must have been a great experience for that school. For a moment I felt like I was there!
Grazie, Laura 🙂
Ciao Chuck! Glad you enjoyed!