The basses (and the rest of the AU Chamber Singers) travelled for a long time but finally made it to Skopje, Macedonia last night. We took a walking tour today to the city’s castle, called Kale (named such for the Turkish word for fortress, ‘kale’ – not the weird leafy green), where we got a good view of the second largest cross in the world, which sits on a nearby mountain. We also wandered the cobbled streets of the Old Bazaar and over the river on a historic stone bridge, admiring the many, many statues of the city.
We are now prepping for our concert tonight, which will take place in a beautiful Catholic cathedral called Sveta Bogorodica, and it has a very nice acoustic. Tomorrow morning we’ll be off to Pristina, Kosovo!
Stay tuned for more posts throughout the tour from each of the basses!