SA Choral Society Gears Up For European Swing With Mission Concepcion Performance

Jun 24, 2014

The San Antonio Choral Society is performing Thursday night at a special place. And it’s only the first in a run of special places coming up soon. That place is Mission Concepción.

“A lot of our music is a capella, so just being able to sing in a space that was basically built for music, and it's very similar to the churches and cathedrals we’ll be in in Europe,” said San Antonio Choral Society's Jennifer Seighman.

The show is Thursday at 7 p.m. and is free. After the Mission Concepción performance they are off to Europe.

“We’re going to be in Europe for ten days and we’ll be giving five performances during that time, so we’ll be in Munich, in Vienna, in Salzburg," Seighman said. "And just really looking forward to essentially walk in the footsteps of these famous composers, like Wagner, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Bruckner."

They’ll also be singing in Vienna’s beautiful St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a distinctive place:

"Haydn worked there, Mozart worked there, Beethoven lived in Vienna," Seighman said.

She said she thinks the European adventure will be an experience that will be monumental to the choral society.

"I feel like it’s really going to bring a new dimension to -- like when we sing Haydn to sing Haydn in Haydn’s church," she said. "So I think it’s just going to be life-changing in that respect, to be able to have that kind of experience."