Prague Advent Choral Meeting 2018

Author: naillig

Members of Blackburn People Choir plus four friends from Ordsall Acapella Singers were honoured to take part in this years Prague Advent festival. Choirs from Austria, Finland, Germany, Portugal & Switzerland participated.

The programme over the weekend of the 30/11- 2/12 included two concerts held at St Nicholas Church  and St Martin in the Wall church both to be found in the iconic Old Town. We also had busking opportunities on Charles Bridge, Wenceslas square Christmas markets to name but a few..Plus we participated in an advent mass at Wenceslas Church Zderas a particularly cold church populated with warm welcoming hearts. Well done to Jackie Dwyer for volunteering to do the English readings during the service.

There was also a fun packed social programme including a Folklore dinner with unlimited drink Boat trip & dinner on the Vitava river, and a theatre trip for most of us!  The former two of course were well oiled and included more singing.

All of these occasions were accessed on foot from our conveniently placed and comfortable Hotel Bologna and guided to by Jana our charming local guide.

Huge thanks must go as ever to Jeff Borradaile who miraculously extracted competent performances from us on the day.  Liz Beaumont for her organisational skills especially on our theatre trip evening and to our guide Jana who steered us  through the crowded streets of Prague with eloquence and charm.

See you in Poland 2019

Claire Hobson

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