HCYO Bohemia Tour 2018.
21 July to 28 July – dates now confirmed (but please note: things can change. If they do, it is likely to be the order of concerts and not the venue. They are all fairly close together if any parent wants to follow our trip. All concerts are likely to be free for the public).
Departure: Saturday 21 July VERY early in the morning. We are seriously considering meeting on Friday night after 10 pm for a rehearsal / pack up session / midnight feast – supper and then getting on the coach early Saturday. All TBC!
Accommodation in Leipzig: H4 Hotel, Leipzig
The following concert venues are now confirmed:
22nd July (confirmed) – Bad Schmiedeberg Spa Hall: A beautiful Art Nouveau building in the spa town of Bad Schmiedeberg about 2 hours north from Leipzig.
23rd July (confirmed) – Leipzig Bach monument outside St Thomas. This is in the centre of Leipzig and outside the church where Bach worked as choirmaster and composer. This is as close as you get to playing in St Thomas UNLESS (!) it rains and then you are allowed to give the concert inside – for once, we will wish for a rainy day!
24th July (confirmed) – St Pauli – Dresden. This is an old church which has been converted into an arts venue for music and drama.
We are then moving onto the Czech Republic for two more concerts.
Accommodation: Park Hotel
There will be two more concerts and possible venues are:
- Marianske Lazne Theatre – home of the Western Bohemia Philharmonic
- Theatre in Františkovy Lázně
- Bad Elster : Königs Theater
Return to Hampshire on Saturday 28 July sometime late afternoon/early evening.