Maritimes Tour Journal, day six: from the Fort to the Deeps

In Cape Breton today, we visited historic Fort Louisbourg for an interesting tour of many restored buildings. The choristers were fascinated by the history and asked lots of questions about the surroundings.

The Choir performed in the military chapel, where acoustics were wonderful!

Lunch was served as it would have been in the 1700’s – soup and bread in pewter dishes with only a large spoon. Lots of time was spent exploring displays of working blacksmiths, knitters, bakers, and merchants. We saw musket and cannon firing demonstrations and crossed paths with many folks in period attire. #gallery-21 { margin: auto; } #gallery-21 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-21 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-21 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */

The explorations continued at the Glace Bay Miner’s Museum, which included seeing the mine, before our dinner at the Miner Village Restaurant.

Our evening performance was with Men of the Deeps. We opened the show with the Log Driver’s Waltz and Away from the Roll of the Sea, and later joined the Men of the Deeps to sing Working Man, Song of the Mira, and We Rise Again.

It was a privilege to perform with the Men of the Deeps, who have worked with many youth choirs and remarked that the Victoria Children’s Choir is “top shelf!” #gallery-22 { margin: auto; } #gallery-22 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-22 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-22 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */