|Choir members with the happy couple|
Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Haslemere Parish Choir Transylvanian Tour
Eight members of the choir of Our Lady of Lourdes, Haslemere, recently had the unforgettable experience of travelling to
Transylvania to sing at a wedding.
Two years ago Beata and Laszlo, working as au pairs in the town, joined the church choir and have endeared themselves to everyone. For their wedding they then invited fellow members to sing Mozart’s Ave Verum during the nuptial Mass in the predominantly Catholic town of
. The choir also took part in many of the Hungarian marriage traditions and the all-night feast which followed. Cristuru Secuiesc
On the other days the bridal pair took their English friends sightseeing in the area which rarely sees tourists. This included a salt mine where, deep down in the ecumenical chapel the group sang Be Still and, in the inspiring underground setting, the presence of the Lord really did seem to be all around them.