All the girls still seemed to have energy, although they were all clearly at least a little tired at the farewell dinner.
Parents seemed a little relieved that everyone made it safely through the trip.
Dozens of church-goers and tourists alike stayed for the concert after the noon mass in the Stephansdom in Vienna. You can get a sense of the scale of the cathedral from the size of the chorus who are in the south nave.
Mimi had a chance to perform in Vienna as well, and treated us all to a violin solo.
The concert after the mass allowed the girls to perform more of their repetoire
During the mass while most of the worshippers were in the main nave, Casti friends and family flocked to the south nave where they could get a good look at the musicians!
The girls did one last encore for everyone at the dinner.
There were plenty of smiles to go around!
Andrej, the tour guide was presented with a gift from all the girls.
Iris was also warmly thanked by everyone.
Thanks and a gift for Ms. Shamus
Ms. Shamus received a heartwarming round of applause and a thoughtful gift as well.
Ms. Dye spoke, thanking Iris for all her work in organizing the trip and receiving her own thanks and gift from the girls.
Dads were thanked in particular for all the lugging of instruments
Some tired faces looked on
Europe 2007 Trip 1/ 60s, at f/6.7 || E.Comp:0 || 170mm || WB: AUTO 0. || ISO: 280 || Tone: AUTO || Sharp: AUTO || Camera: NIKON D200on: 2007:06:12 19:28:34
Europe 2007 Trip 1/ 60s, at f/6.7 || E.Comp:0 || 170mm || WB: AUTO 0. || ISO: 280 || Tone: AUTO || Sharp: AUTO || Camera: NIKON D200on: 2007:06:12 19:29:38
All the girls got an Edelweiss from Ms. Fraser
The girls pose for a last farewell photo with Andrej in front of the famous Ferris wheel at the Prater in Vienna (immortalized in the film The Third Man)
Everyone enjoyed some leisure time at the amusement park at the Prater
The wheel looming above at sunset
A big Thumbs Up for the entire trip from Ms. Fraser
Sure, it was easy!
"I can't wait until next year"