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On September 1, 2016, close to 50 Swiss Harmonie members with friends and family met with a lot of anticipation outside the Zürich airport terminal, where a beautiful double-decker Marti bus was waiting to take them to St. Gallen, the first stop on their tour through Switzerland. Some had just arrived from Los Angeles, after an eleven hour direct flight, and probably had a difficult time keeping their eyes open during the comfortable ride to the very modern, comfortable Radisson Hotel.

The first concert was scheduled for the following day, and despite some concerns with the organization, everything turned out very well. The "Steimanndli-Juiz", a song we had practiced to sing with our hosts, the Jodlerclub Echo vom Bodensee und Alphorntrio Egnach am Bodensee, turned out to be very amusing, because we had practiced it at a much faster pace than the Swiss group, teaching us, and our director, that the Swiss choirs just do not have such a quick tempo. The weather cooperated and we all spent the whole evening outside with the group from the Thurgau, eating, drinking and singing together.

 

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