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Travelling in style

Latest 6 March, 2017

Travelling in style

Here’s Andrew’s blog about the last few days of our tour.

“After four nights in Indianapolis it was rather a shock to get on the road again. Our itinerary for the final part of our tour was extremely busy: including our Indianapolis performance, four concerts in four days in three different time zones. Happily the first leg was easy – three hours... continued

Loot and Lent

On Tour 4 March, 2017

Loot and Lent

Here’s Tom K’s blog on our stay in Indianapolis!

“After some back to back concerts in the Northeast corridor and Dallas, we were certainly looking forward to a change of pace. After de-planing in Dallas due to a faulty hydraulic pump on one of the wheels (scary!) and some minor grief with the car hire, we were on our way to a Holiday Inn ten miles or so... continued

In a Strange Land

Latest 1 March, 2017

In a Strange Land

Not a comment on this wonderful country, but instead an introduction to our new programme, which receives its first outing tomorrow evening in Indianapolis!

In A Strange Land is the first of our two new programmes for 2017. Subtitled ‘Elizabethan Composers in Exile’, it explores the difficult and dangerous choices faced by Catholic composers in... continued

Taking the bull by the horns

Latest 28 February, 2017

Taking the bull by the horns

Three concerts in three days in three different cities has made for a busy start to our tour, but we’re now based in Indianapolis for a few days. Here’s Helen to bring you up to date!

“The early morning starts, courtesy of the dreaded jet lag, continued for many on Saturday, so once more a few of us could be found pounding the streets of... continued

Back in Back Bay

On Tour 25 February, 2017

Back in Back Bay

As we head down the East Coast to NYC for this evening’s concert, here’s Becky’s blog on our time in Boston.

“Day one of the tour saw us in familiar territory: the Back Bay area of Boston, where we have stayed on many occasions. The first concert day of a North American tour is always the most challenging. You feel wide awake at 5am but soporific by... continued

Another tour begins

On Tour 22 February, 2017

Another tour begins

We’re packing our bags once again ahead of tomorrow’s transatlantic flight, and can’t wait to spend the next ten days in the US and Canada. We begin our tour in Cambridge, MA, under the auspices of the Boston Early Music Festival – our earliest and most loyal supporters in the US – before heading onward to New York City, Dallas, Indianapolis,... continued

Christmas in Leipzig and Riga

Latest 12 December, 2016

Christmas in Leipzig and Riga

After a very brief visit home, twelve weary travellers yet again set off at the crack of dawn last Thursday. Our spirits were kept high, however, by the prospect of our upcoming performances: the celebrated Leipzig Gewandhaus followed by our Latvian debut! Luckily, neither of these was a disappointment. Like all Renaissance vocal ensembles,... continued

Knocking Off in Knoxville

Latest 6 December, 2016

Knocking Off in Knoxville

We’ve just arrived back in the UK, after a whirlwind week on tour in the States. Becky has beaten her jetlag to relate our time in Pittsburgh and Knoxville.

“All too soon after retiring for the night in Kansas City, we were up again and bound for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (by way of Chicago O’Hare airport). This was the most difficult day of the... continued

Steak Five

Latest 3 December, 2016

Steak Five

Kate has the lowdown on our two days in Kansas City:

“One of the pleasures of touring is getting the chance to revisit places. This tour sees us returning for the third time to three favourite cities: St Louis, Kansas City and Pittsburgh. Often this is a chance to return to favourite haunts, and sometimes it gives us a chance to reassess a place and discover... continued

Acoustic alchemy

Latest 1 December, 2016

Acoustic alchemy

We’ve just arrived in Kansas City after two great days in St Louis. Here are Andrew’s musings on the tour so far.

“Despite the rigours of a long day of transatlantic travel, our body clocks always remain stubbornly unbiddable, and it’s a fair bet that the chief topic of conversation at breakfast on the first morning in the US will be quite how early... continued

Advent Adventures

Latest 28 November, 2016

Advent Adventures

Yesterday’s lighting of the first Advent candle was our cue to pack our suitcases and panic about the whereabouts of our passports. Over the next few weeks we’ll be taking our Christmas programme A Wondrous Mystery on tour on both sides of the Atlantic.

We begin with a week in the US – our third visit this year – for concerts in St Louis, MO (30th... continued

Let the jet-lag commence!

Latest 19 April, 2016

Let the jet-lag commence!

Our final blog of this tour comes to you from Tom – thanks to everyone who has read this far and don’t forget to keep checking back as we will be back in the States before the end of the year!
The day of our final performance in Milwaukee was a long one with the entire group of us (and our forbearing Houston hosts!) having had to drag ourselves out of our... continued