travel

Italy Tour – Florence!

The Calgary Children’s Choir had a bright and early start this Friday morning, having breakfast at 6:30am.  After breakfast we packed up then hit the road. We embarked on the journey from Rome to Florence on our Luxurious coach. After resting for 2 hours, our tour guide, Adrianna, gave us[…]

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Italy Tour – Rome Day 2!

We had an early start today being on the bus at 7:45, which then took a scenic route to the renowned Vatican City. As you could imagine it is a very popular place, but with the help of our fantastic tour guide Adriana we took the fast track and promptly[…]

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Italy Tour – Rome!

  This morning was our first rehearsal of the tour! We found a cute little conference room on the upper level of the hotel, and practiced for about two hours. Following the rehearsal, the choir went to the small bars (little restaurants) just outside of the hotel for lunch. The[…]

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Italy and Music

We are so thrilled to be going to Italy this summer on an exciting tour! Italy is one of the most exciting places for musicians, because it is home to some of the most beautiful art, architecture, and musical history in the world! There are many aspects that make Italy[…]

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3 Ways In Which Choir Makes You More Adventurous!

Choir is an excellent place to test out uncertain waters. It is safe, and communal, and supportive, and it’s a great place to become more adventurous! #1. Weird warmups: Singing makes many demands of us, and nowhere is this more true than when it comes to strange warmups. We are[…]

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Ottawa Tour 2015 – Day 5!

Today we started with the doors to the breakfast hall being locked, so after some confusion and some well placed phone calls by Heather Fradette we got our morning meal in lots of time. We then walked through Ottawa to get to the national arts centre and got to see[…]

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Ottawa Tour 2015 Day 3!

Today was a very full day, rehearsing en masse with the mind-bogglingly energetic and musically brilliant Dr Sirett. We were especially 8:30 in the morning when the rehearsal started, or six-thirty back home. We would love to learn his secrets. We were a bit bogged down this morning, too, with[…]

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Ottawa Tour 2015 Day 4!

We started the day bright and early with an 8:30 rehearsal with Dr. Sirett, tired and groggy from “the grog”, the music woke us up.   After a lunch on the fly, the bus took us by 22 Sussex Drive, and the Governor General’s house, en route to the Royal[…]

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Ottawa Tour 2015 – Day 2!

Today was a very eventful day. We went to the Museum Of Canadian History, the mall and had our first mass rehearsal for Unisong! We woke up quite early to grey skies and the smell of rain, making sure we were dressed in the right choir tee shirt for the[…]

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Ottawa 2015 Tour – Day 1

What a day! Starting off bright and early, we met at the Calgary airport at 8:10 am. We took off right before noon. The flight was a little bumpy, but fun all the same! Granola bars and good company got us through the long flight.   Arriving in Ottawa, we[…]

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