The beer was Belgian!

12/12/2016 22:30

The Chorale’s trip to Belgium was an unqualified success. The weather was fine, the food was good, the singing was excellent and the beer was Belgian. Four days of heaven!

Our host choir Koor Acantus and the Chorale’s chairman John Eaden had made sure that not a minute was wasted during the trip. The organisation of hotel, two concerts, lots of food, travel, tours of Antwerp and its cathedral, and even a free day to do as we liked were testament to the hard work that the organisers had put in.

And the singing was topped off by the two choirs singing together in both the concerts. Rachmaninov’s Tebje Pajom never sounded better than it did in the Sunday Artists’ Mass in the most Baroque church any of us had ever been in – Saint Carolus Borromeus Church. 

 
This is soprano Elizabeth treating her vocal chords to much-deserved hydration in Antwerp's main square in the sun. Yes...on our day off. On the left, Reg is looking at some of the 800 photos he took.