Friday, 29 July 2016

Home at last!

All back safe and sound. Thank you, HCYO players (and staff) for a great tour. You are a credit to Hampshire! Now time for a rest 😊

A final chat at Fleet before we start going our separate ways

 

3.15 eta at Fleet now



Later ETA

Long delays on the M25 and M3 have resulted us in taking an alternative route.

 

ETA at Fleet now 3.00ish. Updates as we know more

ETA

2.00 pm Fleet

2.45 pm Thornden

 

The white cliffs of Dover

 

A spot of Brunch

 

 

Out on deck

 

 

Relaxing on the boat

We're actually on time!

 

Half asleep and nearly back home

 

 

1 ½ hours from Calais

Midnight pit stop

 

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

A last supper

 

 

An emotional but uplifting end to our final concert, and a final airing for 'On Golden Pond'.

 

 

Some of the staff enjoy a brief coffee break during rehearsals

 

Almost tall enough for HCYO!

 

 

A concert poster

 

 

The view from the organ loft

 

 

Final rehearsals

 

 

 

 

A word or two from our leader

I think its safe to say everyone has had a really great time thrilling audiences around Budapest. We have been lucky to stay in the accommodation that has provided many home comforts. One highlight being Aquaworld which was a blast and a great cool down from the sweltering heat. Despite the seemingly never-ending coach journeys, we really have united as whole group. Thank you to the bus and van drivers for putting up with the often untuneful singing and keeping the spirits high when things weren't always going to plan. I will miss all the adventures with Hcyo, thank you everyone for being so supportive and hard-working and thank you Carl, I have loved every minute of every rehearsal and concert and I will treasure all the memories we have made through the years.
Here's to many more fabulous years of music making in Hcyo!
Helena Mole

Lunch time for Carl

 

 

The town square in Vac

 

 

A group photo

 

Our concert venue today

 

 

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Dinner is served

 

High spirits on the high seas!

video


 




Apres concert chat

 

Encore - sorry, no, TWO encores :)


Star Wars

 

Tonight's concert

Tonight HCYO are playing in the MOM cultural centre in Budapest to the Deputy Head of Mission, British embassy

 

A view of Budapest

 

A Gypsy fiddler

 

 

Sent from my Windows 10 phone

 

A Gypsy fiddler

 

 

Some cellists against the backdrop of the view across the Danube

 

 

Sent from my Windows 10 phone

 

Culture vultures

Rather than swimming, a select few opted for a trip to the Bartok museum. This included the bonus of some extra sight seeing 😊

Carl is looking forward to the trip to Aquaworld.......

 

 

 

 

Breakfast terrace

 

 

A spectacular view from the boat

 

 

Party!

 

 

Getting ready to board the boat

 

On the way to get some food in Budapest