When I left Budapest in 2012, I didn’t expect to return again a few years later, and certainly not to sing there. But the Oakland Symphony Chorus, in which I’ve sung since January 2000, decided as a group to do an international performance tour in central Europe – beginning in Budapest. It took us most of a year to organize it, and we ended up with about 70 people on the tour – 45 singers, and the balance were staff, friends, family members and other unspecified supporters. Here we are waiting at the gate:
All the photos I took on this trip are in the gallery Oakland Symphony Chorus 2015 Tour, which has 4 folders. I spent a lot of time rehearsing and performing, during which I couldn’t take photos. My husband Jim was the unofficial “trip photographer,” and his photos are in a gallery called Oakland Symphony Chorus European Tour June/July 2015. In addition to photos, he took videos of rehearsals and performances. He took the photo above; obviously, since that’s me in the bottom right corner!
We left San Francisco International Airport on Monday, June 22, 2015, except for a few people who had flown ahead to do a little sightseeing. The plane left around 3 PM, 50 minutes after its original takeoff time. We’d been at the airport since 10:30 AM.