In May 2005, the choir visited Silkeborg in Denmark to sing with the Silkeborg Motettkör (no website). The Solanum Choir from Sweden made the 350 km trip by road and ferry to join us for the weekend and all three choirs sang together both formally and informally.
On Saturday morning we sang in the town square to publicise the concert.
We also sang outside the Pappirfabbriken, an old paper factory converted to a theatre, music venue and coffee shop (the lady in the bright jacket does seem to have her head in her hands though!).
Saturday evening after the concert the Danish choir put on a wonderful evening’s entertainment.
Enjoying the boat trip on Sunday morning.
Some wondered if this was a choir tour or a walking holiday!
We also met a chef from Union Hall: where else but in a Greek restaurant!
The three choirs opened the concert with Bruckner’s ‘Locus Iste’ and closed with Fauré’s Messe Basse.
Goodbyes to our Swedish friends
Silkeborg is surrounded by beautiful lakes and forests. The kirk where we performed is clearly seen on the skyline.
Seamus Heaney wrote a nice poem about Tollund Man whose remains, along with those of Elling Woman, are to be found in the Silkeborg Museum (not Aarhus as Heaney says!)