Our first rehearsal

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We're here! All but one of our singers had an easy time getting here (her flight was delayed and she will join us today), and by 4:15 we were in the breakfast room of our hotel for our first joint rehearsal with Grace Chorale. The combined choruses sounded wonderful in our improvised rehearsal space, where the conductor's stand was a bar stool. We're excited to tour the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and perform a concert there at 3:00 this afternoon.

Hungry after that energetic rehearsal, a number of us from both choruses headed out for dinner at Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint. Not only was the food bountiful and delicious, the band was stellar. Of course, dancing ensued and the joint was jumpin'.