A Choral Surprise!

As we were leaving the square (more specifically La Place de la République, Arles, France), we saw this big tour group clowning around and getting their photo taken.

“That’s nice; they’re sure having a lot of fun,” we commented to each other.

We sauntered off down the “road,” thinking it was about time for an afternoon coffee and getting about a block away in our search for a café, when we suddenly heard this amazing choral music coming from behind us.

We turned around and zipped back, me pulling out my iPhone as fast as I could, and we captured most — not all — of the piece. The tour group wasn’t a tour group after all, it was a choir, and a very good one at that!

They appeared to be done, starting to step away, and I put my iPhone away to head out again, only to discover they had just decided to do another piece…

Alas, again, I missed the very beginning, but, oh well… I did my best. (Sorry…)

Jeff and I were thrilled with the unexpected musical treat, and hope you enjoy it, too!




About EA

EA is the digitally-verbose half of the Canadian Happy Wanderers duo (the other half is Jeff) who love tromping all over the place, discovering new adventures along the way!


  1. Brenda B. says

    what lovely voices, especially the base. thanks for posting Erin. Hope your both having the time of your lives.

    • Aren’t they just absolutely wonderful, Bren? What a treat.

      We are having an amazing trip! We’re not pushing hard to do 50 touristy things a day. Just one is plenty, and sometimes not even that. Imagine, eh?

      We’ve loving hearing and seeing the people, talking with some of them, walking (a lot!) and suddenly finding ourselves gazing at something exquisite as we round a corner, reading placards about history in the area, imagining what life was/is like in each place both then and now…

      We get a real sense of connection to ancient times in some places here. Just under our feet where we shot this video, for instance, are the now-underground “cryptportiques” that the Romans built as Julius Caesar’s gift to the people of Arles back in the first century.

      Amazing…to me, at least!

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