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Olomoucký kraj

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  • Day28

    The Eagle Has Landed!

    July 20 in Czech Republic

    Well it took 29 hours but the tour party has finally arrived in Olomouc and checked into the Clarion Congress Hotel!

    We have decided not to walk into town after all, as our18.30 arrival hasn't left us much turnaround time before dinner, so the important things took priority, you know things like getting luggage to rooms, freshening up and unpacking in the case of the staff...

    ...In the case of nearly EVERY student on the trip it was "let's immediately find the Wi-Fi code because OMG it's been over 10 hours since I had a signal and I can't cope LOL and what am I gonna do about my 'Snapchat Streak' with my BFF back in Northampton ROFL!!!!😆😆😆😆"

    On the topic of rooms I have to admit to feeling a little bit guilty: all of the staff are actually in single rooms for this hotel which is lovely but whereas my colleagues opened their doors to their room and en-suite; on opening mine I stepped into the lobby, proceeded into the lounge and leisurely strolled back round to my bedroom and en-suite! In many ways it's more problematic as with SO much space and room it might be easier to lose things, so reluctantly I suppose I can take one for the team this time round!?!

    Dinner is in 5 minutes in the hotel restaurant and then I imagine the exhaustion will kick in; first concert day tomorrow, Kromeriz here we come!!!
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  • Day29

    Good Morning from Olomouc!

    July 21 in Czech Republic

    Well we're all up, if not quite button bright and wide awake in every case!

    Feedback on beds and pillows seems to be very positive (who would have thought that teenagers would be so particular with their sleeping requirements?!) and on the whole everyone seems to have had a good night's sleep, and certainly happy to have been able to sleep lying down!

    We checked to make sure that we saw everyone at breakfast, so if you don't see your little cherub on the accompanying shots please rest assured that they made it down. Breakfast itself was fantastic. Loads of choice whether hot or cold: yoghurts, cereals, bread, pastries, bacon, eggs, sausages, sweetcorn & brussel sprouts (I kid you not!), cheese, cold meats...there really was something for everyone.

    Rehearsals now until 11.00 (must post photos of the rehearsal space!) and we'll get going to Kromeriz hopefully around 11.45.
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  • Day29

    On our way to Kromeriz

    July 21 in Czech Republic

    Off to our first concert of the tour and the beautiful town of Kromeriz. Rehearsals all went well this morning; the rehearsal spaces were awesome, although some of the artwork in the conference centre has caused a bit of amusement...it seems to be pictures of various people covered in mud?!

    Anyhow onwards and upwards...

  • Day29

    Archbishop's Palace Concert Clip

    July 21 in Czech Republic

    Here's a clip from Laudate Dominum featuring Abi Taylor as soloist.

    Find Penguins only allows clips up to 60 seconds if anyone is wondering why we are not posting full performances. I videoed all of Sleep (personal fave) and at the moment I haven't figured out how to save a 60-second portion of it from tonight into a file that the site recognises. If I figure it out I'll also post that too, sorry!Read more

  • Day30

    Easy Like Sunday Morning

    July 22 in Czech Republic

    A leisurely morning after last night's distinctive and sterling first concert. Feedback from the first venue has been magnificent, with many meritorious reflections on the accomplished, estimable and distinguished performances from CYO and the exemplary, transcendent and choicest performances from CYCh. All in all a champion and striking evening of first-rate and priceless music making...

    ...I may have downloaded a thesaurus...?!

    Arrival back at the hotel was quite late last night and so the decision was made to allow the group to choose whether to walk into Olomouc this morning or to stay in the hotel and chill out/catch up on sleep!

    In the end 70 hardy souls joined Mrs M, Ms K, Miss A, Miss M, Mr D, Mr H, Mr B, Mr S and Mr k (sounds like characters in a Tarantino movie?!) and walked into town.

    Olomouc really is lovely; there is a beautiful main square with some nice cafes, and some lovely buildings too. The supermarkets and shopping centre were open so we all stocked up on lunch things and spent a nice relaxing couple of hours before heading back to the hotel.

    Perhaps the most striking feature in Olomouc is the astronomical clock in the main square, ranked alongside Strasbourg-type clocks and dating from 1420. It has a three-storey design and depicts the medieval vision of the world; the clock only chimes at 12.00 and plays regional Hana folk songs. And it looks lovely too!

    We are now heading to Luhacovice for our second concert, at the KD Elektra Hall which will be our "tour polo shirt concert". The weather seems to have clouded over somewhat, although temperatures are still high.

    Joking aside from paragraph 1, the feedback from yesterday has been brilliant; CYO & CYCh made a real impact with a fab concert and we're sure tonight will be every bit as memorable!

    Next stop Luhacovice!
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  • Day31

    Breakfast!

    July 23 in Czech Republic

    We've talked a little about the food on our tour, which has actually been very good. The meals in Kromeriz and Luhacovice were both lovely (and crucially not identical!) and the buffet from the Clarion Congress Hotel was also extremely nice.

    The breakfast buffet is really good too so we have a task for you. You will need to download "Left Bank Two" by Wayne Hill and have that track playing as the accompaniment as you browse the attached photo gallery, you must get the music going BEFORE viewing the photos or else the whole effect and ambience will be lost!

    Enjoy!!!
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  • Day32

    We appear to have started something?!

    July 24 in Czech Republic

    Good morning class!
    Now if you've organised your equipment like we asked then you should already have your copies of 'Left Bank Two' by Wayne Hill to play as accompaniment music, so you can turn to the beginning of your recording to view this morning's gallery! If you don't have your copy with you then you'll have to borrow from a friend, or quickly get a copy organised, and we will have written your name on the board...any further transgressions and we're afraid it will be a lunchtime detention!

    As the title suggests, we seem to have started something off with our take on the BBC's Ten Pieces and our own little "Gallery of "Breakfasts" so we're coming up with ideas for additional galleries...enjoy!!!!
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  • Day29

    Archbishop's Palace Concert Clips

    July 21 in Czech Republic

    A couple of bursts of the Tchaikovsky from CYO

  • Day71

    Day 67&68

    August 7, 2017 in Czech Republic

    Day 67

    Didn't do much today had a late night from the pub crawl so we just chilled out

    Day 68

    Bus trip from Prague to Olomouc. Here with two other girls do we cooked pasta and salad for dinner which was great then we played card games which was great

  • Day55

    Ghost town?

    October 28, 2016 in Czech Republic

    Started on an early walk this morning after having breakfast with Raik. He has invited me to visit him in Kiel Germany later in my travels. Said I could couch surf at his place. Lives in northern Germany close to the border of Denmark. Will see where I am. It was so quiet in town today and nothing was open. I found out later that it was Independence Day and it would have been great if they told me at checkin yesterday. This city is known for being the seat if the archdiocese -over 1100 priests, deacons, cardinals in this city and five churches within a half km of each other. Well looks like I can't get into a lot of trouble here! So I did the church your- up to the belfry and down into the praying cave of another. It was nice to see. Tomorrow I'm booking myself in for a pedicure and getting new insoles. They did have fireworks tonight. Getting cold next week and the time changes tomorrow night.Read more

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