Tuesday, October 08, 2013

9 Jul 2013: The Farewell Reception

After the SCL Festival Gala Winners Concert on 9 July 2013, the night concluded with a farewell dinner reception at the Vienna City Hall. It was summer in Vienna that evening and the skies were still pretty bright at about 8.30 p.m.

Every participant of the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival patiently waited for our respective coaches to take us to the nearby Vienna City Hall.

At the Vienna City Hall, I was rather overwhelmed by the crowd. The hall was filled with the mood that was joyous and high-spirited. Catch the positive mood, it was infectious enough to cheer everyone. During the dinner reception, each of the participating groups was presented with a certificate of participation. Each of the winning groups was presented with an award.

SCL Dinner Reception.  Award Presentation on 9 Jul 2013.
Photo courtesy of Terence Low.

Joyful mood as friends come together.
Photo courtesy of Terence Low.

Perhaps what truly matter more were the friendships that were forged during the course of the festival and the memories that will remain in our hearts for a lifetime.

Photo courtesy of Ivan Goh.

At Vienna City Hall. Photo courtesy of Terence Low.

I would like to express my words of thanks to the organisers of the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival, the organising committee of the NUS Symphony Orchestra and everyone involved for making this tour to Vienna a successful and memorable experience for everyone.

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