Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Back to Joburg...from Dr. Rieck
The trip to Joburg went well. Pretty uneventful since our fantastic tour guides went with us. This new hotel is quite the place. Lots of restaurants here (that is great for safety). The casino is attractive to some students. We sang a concert with the Wits University Choir tonight. It was a highlight for me and for the choir. It was inspirational, the women sang as well as they have since arriving here and I will remember it for a long time. The Wits Choir was wonderful as well. The concert opened with "The Dons" a high school boys choir that is conducted by the Wits Choir director. They were wonderful as well. We received several very nice compliments. They got all the choirs on stage at the end and did Siyahamba together--very inspirational. Then they taught the women a new song as well. The conductor complimented us on our spirit and spontaneity. I appreciated that very much.