Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Haslemere Parish Choir Transylvanian Tour

Choir members with the happy couple
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 Cristuru Secuiesc. The choir also took part in many of the Hungarian marriage traditions and the all-night feast which followed.

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.

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