Remembrance day. We go from good morning to Douaumont, place of great battles during the 1914-1918 war.
After a visit of the site shortened by the rain, we go to the chapel where each choir interprets a song of recollection.
We take lunch in the Multipurpose room of Aumetz: menu sauerkraut.
After a short rest, we meet at Piennes for the concert of 16h in front of a large audience (full Church) once again conquered.
The municipality then offers us a hearty meal during which the songs still go before a very sad farewell.
But, for sure, we will find ourselves elsewhere, in Sweden, Austria or Slovenia.
This morning, a little sightseeing. Boarding in Remich (Luxembourg) at 9am to ascend the Moselle to Sierck-lès-Bains where we arrive at 10:15. The time is not really with us but the good mood reigns despite everything.
Small walk to climb to the castle that we visit. Then, before a drink offered by the tourist office, we sing in the gun room.
Return to Aumetz for lunch all together and rest a little.
5pm: concert in the Church of Aumetz. We are joined by Barytenbas from Bouzonville. The Church is full of spectators (about 300) conquered by the quality of the choirs.
20h: dancing evening with 250 guests. Ambiance, ambiance... Thanks to Jeannot and his friend for the animation. Thank you to our volunteers and to l'harmonie D'aumetz for impeccable service as well as throughout the Festival.
3.30 pm: we warmly welcome our guest choirs from abroad: Carpe Vocalis from Sweden, Kvartet Soncek from Slovenia and Oktet Suha from Austria.
We go to the Hall of the old temple for making contact and repeating common songs.
5pm: official launch of the Festival in town hall where, after the speeches of use of the elect and our President, the Voix de l'Est interpret the Marseillaise and then all the choirs are found for an ensemble song. A lunch comes to close this inauguration.
20h: concert in the Church of Thil.
22h30: reception very friendly with lasagna handmade by the municipality of Thil and Madame la Maire, Annie Silvestri, departmental Councillor.