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July 12, 2016
Synthesis, on tour only since July 6th, has already started people tapping their toes and dancing in the Land of the Midnight Sun (Finland) as they performed on their tour to Scandinavia and the Baltics. The students agree that their best experiences thus far have been enjoying the company and hospitality of the Finnish people. Their first few days have included: <ul> <li>Enjoying sites in Turku, such as the Lutheran Cathedral, Turku Castle, and Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, a district of wooden houses dating back to the late 1700's.</li> <li>Joining with an enthusiastic crowd for an evening of music and dance in the Turku LDS Chapel.</li> <li>Biking around the beautiful seaside town of Naantali and later visiting Kultaranta, the summer residence of the Finnish President.</li> <li>Performing at the historic Kaivohuone Restaurant for an evening called "Kaivo Goes Big Band."</li> <li>Sharing an evening of sacred music at the LDS Chapel in Rauma, Finland.</li> <li>Entertaining locals and many tourists on the cobblestone streets of Old Town Rauma, a UNESCO World Heritage site.</li> </ul><br>READ MORE
Members of Synthesis learn about early 19th Century life in Turku.
Vocalist Brigitta Teuscher greets an enthusiastic fan at the Kaivohuone Restaurant.
Director Ray Smith solos as "Kaivo Goes Big Band" ends with the Benny Goodman Classic "Sing, Sing, Sing."
Synthesis members Zoe Jorgensen and Abby Castleton meet with local church members after a Sunday evening devotional.
A crowd braves the rain as Synthesis performs in Old Town Rauma.