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Music Tour Blog 2018

The Senior School Music Tour 2018 have departed for the United Kingdom, Berlin, Prague and Salzburg in December. Stay up to date on their adventures here.


Music Tour Group 2018



  

Day 1

Arrived to the hotel. A little tired as we had a very long day travelling so bed time was 8.30pm. First day in the United Kingdom tomorrow with a day full of sightseeing! 

 

Dinner

Teapots on the ceiling of the tea house.

On the bus

On the bus, on our way! 

 

Day 2

A full day began at Warwick Castle which was great, followed by a trip to Stratford upon Avon. A tour of Shakespeare's house, a quick Devonshire Tea at Bourton on the water tearooms. 

A walk through the village, with the girls singing everywhere they go - all ready for bed again and it is only 7.30pm! 

 Shakespears House

At the Castle

At Warwick Castle waiting to get in!

Chapel

One of the many rooms inside 

The Castle

Inside the Castle

Inside the Castle 

Mr Hoy

Mr Hoy tells the girls this is what happens when you do not do your homework! 

Tea

Devonshire Tea at Bourton on the water tearooms

 

Day 3 - King's High 

We arrived at King’s High and were warmly welcomed with smiley faces that helped us settle in quickly. We met with Mr Laing, the Artistic Director of King’s High, who was very excited to have us there.

He then showed us a quick tour of the School as he took us to the creative arts departments. There, in one of their music rooms, we practised some of our Tara repertoire before meeting some of the girls from the King’s High choir.

 

We were partnered up (two on two) with some girls from King’s High. The girls took part in and experienced lessons that included Drama, Spanish, English, Physics, German, Music, Maths and French, which concluded in period 4 with a tour around the school from some of the schools eldest students. This was a great way to immerse in British education and culture. 

Following this, was a combined rehearsal with King’s High and Mr Oliver Hancock the Warwick Director of Music. We sang Nativity Carol by John Rutter and participated in different and exciting warm ups.

In the late afternoon both schools put on an amazing combined concert where we performed our repertoire and also our two combined items of Psalm 8 by Dan Forrest and Psalm 23 by Franz Schubert. There were a number of special guests in attendance at the concert, including the High Sherriff of Warwickshire and the King’s High Chair of Council. 

We then enjoyed a traditional British meal of fish and chips, with mushy peas, prepared by their French School Chef. It was such a fabulous day and one that we will remember for a long time. We wish to thank the students and staff of King’s High for having us visit their School as we loved sharing the joy of music with them and hope that we can reciprocate their generosity sometime soon.

 


 

Mr Hoy

 

Kings High

Day 3

 

Happy Birthday Sarah! 

It was a wonderful evening celebrating Sarah's birthday in the UK! 

 Sarah Birthday Cake
 Smiles  Pic 10
 Great Picture  Pic 6

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