Choirs’ journey to the French Pyrenees May 2015

MemOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Singing in the Wine cellar- Jurancon region OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Presentation gifts and letters from our local councils pique nique_ OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Must be time for another sing Oloron Concert choer Sensible Oloron concert North Wales singers OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Pique nique Pique nique- OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Lescun Posters advertising our concert Canfranc Railway station  Spanish side of Pyrenees_o OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Bibliotheque pique nique OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA 2. Welcome meal 3. Welcome meal 4. Welcome meal 5. Visit to Pau the cable car 5. Visit to Pau Bibliotheque 2 Bibliotheque 3 1. Welcome meal on arrical at Nathalies Gitesbers of Coastal Voices and Bangor Community Choir travelled to France to the city of Oloron St Marie in the foothills of the Pyrenees for five days at the end of May. We were hosted by members of Choeur Sensible. We stayed first at a delightful gite complex and then were accommodated by members of the choir. Our itinerary saw us visiting local towns as well as travelling over the Pyrenees one day into Spain. Highlights included many spontaneous sings in different venues including a church in Jaka, Spain and being hosted by the Mairie in Oloron. There were many opportunities for a quick Sho Shelosa not least on the cable car in Pau or at the fantastic but deserted station at Canfranc. Some of our delicious acoustic experiences will be with us for a long time! We may also have sung in the departure lounge at the airport on the way home much to the bemusement of the other travellers. As well as enjoying ourselves hugely we raising with Choeur Sensible more than 2000 Euros for the Nepal disaster fund with our two joint concerts. A big thank you to Miriam for all her hard work in the planning at our end and of course to Lorraine, Nathalie, Sophie and everyone else from Choeur Sensible who made the trip possible! Merci beaucoup!

Bodnant June 2015

Singing by the Puddle memorial

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Singing in the Dell
Singing in the Dell

P1020586 P1020581 Coastal Voices and Bangor Community Choir singing together by the Pin MillAnother delightful visit to Bodnant with a promenade sing in various delightful places in the garden. Deliciously hot sunny weather too. What a treat!