This year’s music tour, like any other music event in the school, was very successful and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. As a nice contrast to last year’s Barcelona tour: this year we travelled to Wales and performed at 4 amazing venues, 3 of which were successfully live-streamed to friends and family back home and across the world. We were very fortunate to get the opportunity to sing at Chester Cathedral in particular and get a tour of the tower. As well as the Choir we also had performances from the Jazz Band and String Ensemble in our other concerts around Wales. We were able to share our performances from around Wales for the first time as they were live-streamed: the streams were enjoyed by many parents, teachers and pupils and it was fantastic to be able to do this.
In addition to our performances we also enjoyed activities like the deep mine tour of the Llechwedd slate caverns and surfing. Something we will never forget is our experience on Zip World Titan, the largest zip wire in Europe, flying above the hills and valleys of Wales. We also had time to visit Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch and attempted in vain to pronounce it.
We were also very privileged to stay at the Plas Curig Hostel surrounded by the beautiful countryside and with facilities which perfectly catered to our group. We returned to London on the 6th day but not without stopping at Cadbury World to look around the old factory and eat a lot of chocolate.
This is a tour we will remember forever not just because of the amazing opportunities to perform, the thrilling activities, the exposure to Welsh culture and the sighting of too many sheep to count. But also because of how fun it has been for all of us to make music with and interact with people we usually wouldn’t get to meet, for which we are all very grateful for to all the staff on the tour.
If you would like to watch our live streams from the trip please click here.