Concert tour to Brittany – 25th to 30th July 2001


Day 1 Wednesday 25th:  Wally’s coach arrives in good time for a 7.00 a.m. start.   We arrive early in Portsmouth, but make good use of the time.



We’re a bit worried about whether the coach will fit on the ferry!


Day 2 Thursday 26th:   A picnic lunch is followed by a guided tour of the Lice district of Rennes.  Later that  afternoon we rehearse in the Église de Notre Dame en Saint-Mélaine.   The concert is a great success with over 80 appreciative people in the audience.









Day 3 Friday 27th:  An early start to catch the ferry to Belle Île,  gives us plenty of time to explore and eat before the rehearsal in the Église de Le Palais, near the harbour.  There is an even bigger audience for the evening concert.   Although ‘Entrée’ is ‘Libre’, the contents of the collection baskets cover our local costs.










Day 4 Saturday 28th:   A free day!  A possible trip to the hypermarket is spurned by everybody and a fascinating day is spent exploring the fortified town of St Malo.





Day 5 Sunday 29th:   We return to Le Havre via Mont St Michel and Honfleur.









Day 6 Monday 30th:   Wally returns us safely to Bowdon.  We thank him, and also Pam and Cath for their most efficient organisation of the whole trip.  Lydia’s piano accompaniment was as ever faultless and her solo playing superb, but once again, it was Steven who turned our singing into a performance to remember.