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A little bit of Prague

What a whirlwind of performances we've had this December!! Does anyone fancy singing a bit of "Jingle Bells"? No...!?

I don't know about you, but I feel like we've covered most of the South East during the last 3 weeks, not to mention our little jaunt abroad! Speaking of which, we have another very special guest blogger today with their account of the trip to Prague. Enjoy...

"Wow, what an amazing time we had in Prague last weekend. Thirty five members of inChoir traveled to Prague for four days of singing, sightseeing and fun. The highlight of the trip for me, was singing on the stage at the Christmas Market in the Old Town Square. The Christmas tree was really stunning, draped in a blaze of lights, set against Prague's gothic skyline, lots of brightly coloured wooden huts, with plenty of traditional foods and hot mulled wine, all made a great festive atmosphere. 

We stayed at Century Old Town Hotel, which was very comfortable, the staff were very welcoming and helpful, with a spacious room and in a great location. We visited the 9th century Prague castle, which looms high above the river Vltava. It is the largest castle complex in the world, and is still the official presidential residence. Close by is the 16th century Golden Lane with tiny colourful cottages, along a cobbled alley. All very interesting, but Mark thought that the ladies were more interested in the nearby sculpture...of the man with a golden part!! Next it was off for lunch on a river cruise, on the Natal Porto boat, which included a spread of hot and cold foods. We were able to go up onto the top deck, and got a good view of the city and its landmarks from the river; such as the Prague Dancing House, and various bridges, including the Charles Bridge (Prague's most iconic bridge). The Municipal House with original Art Nouveau features is a fascinating building, completed in 1912. Our tour was enhanced by our passionate guide, who kept us entertained with his accent and pronunciations. We also had dinner in the same building, at the Cafe Obecni Dum - also an Art Deco room in the grand old cafe style.  

Over the weekend we performed at two different  venues, and sang our Christmas songs, plus a  few other songs we have  learned over  the  past  year. Our first performance at the Old Town Square took place on the brightly decorated stage and was attended by a large and enthusiastic crowd. The following day our performance was at St Martin in the Wall and the church was full, with an attentive and appreciative audience. 

One evening we attended the Wow show at the Black Light  theatre. This interactive show is entertaining and good fun, and the part with the spiders had some members of the choir hiding under their seats! These spiders were six feet. I mean, they had eight feet, but they were six feet wide/long!

Evenings were spent socialising, and sampling the Czech beers, and the special cocktails made by our barman, Peter. It was a great  way to get to meet people from all the different choirs. 

Another great inChoir trip filled with fun, great singing, interesting sightseeing, plenty of tasty local foods, festive Christmas markets and good company."

As always, if there is something you would like to read (or write!) about, then please contact Kirsty.

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