There's an ancient Chinese saying: "You can't be a great
person until you have climbed the Great Wall." There
are 160 more great people in the world thanks to the Oratorio
Society's summer trip to China. The 2 concerts in Beijing
were great, and Lyndon somehow managed to get the Opera Orchestra
and 30 members of the Opera Chorus to understand what he wanted from
them. The rest of the trip was memorable for many things,
including the terra cotta soldiers, the acrobat show in Shanghai,
the unforgettable scenes on the Yangtze River, and a wonderful last
day boat ride around the entire island of Hong Kong, despite the
treacherous conditions while boarding the boats. All of the
arrangements were first class, including having police escort for our
4 buses wherever we went. It was a truly wonderful trip.
Thanks to Richard Pace for providing these wonderful photos!