Well, third time round for this post, as it has been lost twice. Anyway, breakfast was not an issue this morning, it was easily accomplished by the Jurys Inn here in Oxford. We then tramped aboard our coaches for the last trip for a rehearsal/concert. This time our concert will be at Christ Church Cathedral, … Continue reading Day 12 the Penultimate Day
Another relatively late start to the day. Off to visit the home of the bard, Stratford Upon Avon and Shakespeare's birthplace. Also a concert in Leamington Spa. Breakfast wars. So far so good. With only half the tour they seem to be holding their own. The oven fresh croissants sealed the deal for me. Mmmmmm! … Continue reading Day 10
Today we get a bit of a lie in, not having to have our bags downstairs before 0930. So we will have a leisurely breakfast then load the 🚌 to Kenilworth. Due to the size of our group we have to split the hotels so it caused a bit of a change up in our … Continue reading Day 9
We will find out if the breakfast challenge has been solved today. It was close yesterday and with 93 of us in one hotel that can cause issues and we were only one of the groups in. Still #firstworldproblem. Well the Holiday Inn pretty much nailed it this morning. They did have a wee time … Continue reading Day 8
After a night in the Jurys Inn we had a late breakfast, due to the scheduling of groups in the hotel. A little discombobulated particularly with the coffee cups but we made it thru #firstworldproblem. On the bus for our excursion which includes a Durham Cathedral visit. Then we will head for our concert in … Continue reading Day 6
Notice anything different about today's post compared to the other ones in this series, less D-eh 1? Today we breakfast with our crew and then are on our own for the morning with the first bus leaving at 10 and the next bus leaving at 1400. Those who wish to explore can go early but … Continue reading Day 4
We had a great breakfast in the hotel, we shared our table with Len which was nice. We arrived fashionably late, after talking to our son who had already eaten. The sleep was worth it. Breakfast was worthy of piling up on and making it last till later in the afternoon - which I did … Continue reading Day 3
Well, this post is meant to be sent while we are at the airport so that any interested party can read it while we are in the sky. Unfortunately, the flight out of Edmonton is delayed by 45 minutes. Since there are a lot of connecting passengers for the tour around 49 people. I … Continue reading Take Off D-eh!
How is that for a Canadian entry into the travel blog? It is almost 4 years from the last time we did something like this - you may recognize the photo above from the blog that started this off last time. This time my wife and I get to leave from Saskatoon instead of Edmonton … Continue reading Take Off D-eh -1
Well, I know it is a little late to be adding this little missive, however it is not too late to think about ordering your season tickets for 2017/2018. Here is some information below: https://www.facebook.com/SaskatoonChamberSingers/photos/a.507019042642700.122038.506596449351626/1515209178490343/?type=3&theater 2017/18 SEASON Worth a Repeat: 40th Anniversary Celebration MASTERS SERIES 2017/18 Knox United Church, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. … Continue reading End of Season
Today we bid fair Dalmahoy and Edinburgh a fond farewell as we journey south into the land beyond the wall. Hadrians Wall, which we will stop at for lunch on our way to Newcastle for the next few days. David, our courier, kept up a running commentary while we made our way over the Weak … Continue reading Day 5
Since we arrive at a little after 6 AM there is no point trying to go to the hotel, so we may as well be met at the airport by our "Couriers" and start off on the touristic part of this voyage - although when we did this in Munich a bunch of people just … Continue reading Day 2
The prep concert was on June 10, 2017 for the Edmonton audience - and what a kind audience it was! That was, by the way, the second time I had sung the music with the choir - which was 100% more than another 'guest' chorister from Thunder Bay!! I think we managed to pull our … Continue reading UK Calling – What do I do until we leave?
Well, what a night. Park in the parking lot, walk into the hall and get ready to sing what's missing - a warm up - why because we were still pretty warmed up from just before supper hour with the rehearsal. For a guy that normally sings two concerts on the same day, nothing wrong … Continue reading UK Calling, the concert
The morning starts with getting dressed, putting medals into my tux for later, making sure I have medals on my jacket, ensuring I had a poppy on my lapel. All in order I headed off to pick up my Father In Law and off we went to the Saskatoon Club for Breakfast with the Ancient … Continue reading November 11 Concerts