Another winning moment in my list was hearing mass at the grand St. Patrick’s Cathedral. To be honest I wasn’t so aware that NYC had such a gem of a cathedral right in its heart! I always pictured New York to be all about the new, the fast, the flashy, and the bustling, more contemporary than classical. So when we heard Sunday Mass at the cathedral, my heart simply melted. It was one of our last few days in the city, and I was so ready to be captivated by old world charm after consecutive days of living in the middle of all the hustle and bustle. Sunday mass is a must wherever we may be, and NYC was no exception! I actually look forward to hearing mass abroad because I get to really immerse myself in the Christian culture of whichever country I’m visiting. It makes the world feel even smaller than it already is.
This was not even part of the plan, but boy, it was one of the best impulse decisions we ever made. First of all, catching a concert abroad has always been on my bucket list, and second, you can never go wrong with the combination of string music and NYC as your backdrop! I personally love classical music so I knew in my heart this concert was a winner. Our thesis back in ADMU was actually about classical music and giving it a contemporary twist to cater to a younger audience, where we tapped Manila String Machine to hold a concert in the campus grounds called CLASSICOOL LIVE! Haha! You get the point! It was so much fun, and I know how Lindsey Stirling is the ultimate epitome of classicool! She’s the first of her kind, YouTuber, violinist, dancer, and all around performer! Yes clearly, I’m rating her concert with an A+. . . Read on to find out more reasons why!