Friday, December 18, 2015

Wonderful concert!

               Rainy driving!!

We heard a very beautiful concert this evening by Piffaro, an early music instrumental ensemble, together with a string ensemble, Tempesta di Mare and Choral Arts Philadelphia, a choral ensemble. Music of Praetorius, Scheidt and Schutz. It was held in the Cathedral Basilica of Ss.  Peter and Paul in downtown Philadelphia, near Logan Square, a church visited by Pope Francis during his recent trip to the U.S. Perhaps the most exciting piece was the Praetorius Magnificat, which pulled all the stops. But the whole concert was gorgeous.

Cherry Street and City Hall - we ate at a Fridays near here before the concert 

I stayed home and rested at Wallace's today while Ellen visited Sarah and Harry. I was sorry not to see them but I didn't feel well at all. I feel better tonight for the rest and Ellen had a good time. 

We got to Swarthmore after 10 pm last evening after a long drive, hard rain, heavy traffic and a missed turn that led us to the Jersey Shore instead of Philly and we had to cut across the state on Rte. 70 - way out of the way.

      Cathedral Basilica of Peter & Paul

              The performers

              The rector of CBSsP&P greets the audience.

               A side altar

Today (Sat.) we drive toward Chicago, arrive Bartlett, Sunday aft.

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