Last weekend, Cathedral choir had the amazing opportunity to go on tour. The first high school we attended was in Pocahontas, Iowa. We met with Pocahontas High School Choir and worked on a couple songs with the students. Once we finished collaborating, Cathedral performed some of our songs. The high school students seemed very pleased with our performance, and I enjoyed getting to know a few of them. That same day we also met with Sioux City North High School. We have a few members of our choir from Sioux City, and they expressed their gratitude for having us sing in the city they call home. We rehearsed with Sioux City High and had a small concert shortly after.
The next day was especially important to our director, Mark Potvin. We collaborated with the high school he worked at for almost 16 years in Princeton, Minnesota. Mr. Potvin, a Luther alumnus, previously worked as a director at Princeton High School. He expressed to us his mixed emotions and encouraged us to make him proud. Once we arrived to Princeton, we rehearsed with the high school choir and worked on a few pieces together. The joy on Mr. Potvin’s face directing his current choir along with his old one inspired us all to be the best that we could be. We had a concert that night and many community and family members attended. It was heartwarming to see that despite Mr. Potvin leaving to direct at Luther College, his former town members and friends still show their support for him.
Our last stop was in Rochester, Minnesota. Because a large amount of Cathedral members live near Rochester, the audience during our performance was filled with family members and close friends. This performance was my favorite. Performing in front of your loved ones is a feeling like no other. Not only was it wonderful to see so many familiar faces in attendance, but it was such a joy getting closer with other Cathedral members. I left tour with more friends than when I entered. I am incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to share my talents with others and make friends out of it.