Category Archives: London

We’re Home!

Touchdown… we’re home! After nearly 2,300 miles of travel by air, subway, motorcoach and on foot, we’re back in Orlando. The 2014 New York City Tour has officially come to a close. What a privilege and honor it has been … Continue reading

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Here We Go!

The Orlando Deanery Boychoir and Orlando Deanery Girls Choir have boarded their flight from Orlando to Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. Scheduled arrival time is 10:08am.

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Honoring Absalom Jones

This past weekend, members of the Orlando Deanery Boychoir and Girls Choir were part of a massed choir that gathered at St. Richard’s Episcopal Church in Winter Park for a Festival Choral Eucharist honoring the life and ministry of Absalom … Continue reading

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Ramy Adly Performs with the Orlando Deanery Choirs on Feb. 2

Join us Sunday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke in downtown Orlando for an amazing classical concert featuring the ancient instrument that King David once played. Ramy Adly, a world renowned Oud player, cellist Jules Polacheck, … Continue reading

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We’re Home!

Touchdown… we’re home! After 11,000 miles of travel on airplane and motorcoach, we’re back in Orlando. The 2012 Anglican Heritage Tour has officially come to a close. What a privilege and honor it has been for us to sing these … Continue reading

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Next Stop: Orlando

We made it through customs! We’ve boarded our flight to Orlando and are currently pushing back from the gate in Charlotte. Thankfully, there are no weather delays because of Tropical Storm Isaac. We’ll arrive in Orlando at 5:57pm. UPDATE: Looks … Continue reading

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Back in the USA

Touchdown! The choirs are officially back in the USA, following a marvelous 16-day tour of London and Oxford, England! We’re currently taxiing to the gate in Charlotte where we will be processed through customs. Then it’s on to Orlando!

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Farewell, London

Good morning! We have boarded our plane in London, pushing back from the gate now. Total flight time: 8 hours, 14 minutes. We’ll check in once we arrive in Charlotte.

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Audio Recording: Magnificat by Peter Mathews

We think we finally have the audio upload issues figured out for our recorded music from the tour. Between recording restrictions at St. Paul’s, Wi-Fi bandwith issues in London and firewall issues here at Christ Church, it’s been a bit … Continue reading

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Final Photos from St. Paul’s Cathedral

After our final Evensong yesterday at St. Paul’s, we took a few photos in the choir stalls and Dome Altar to remember our time there.

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Evensong and Dinner in Hogwarts

We’re back from a full afternoon of walking around historic Oxford. What stunning architecture and wonderful cobblestone streets. Every street you take looks like you’ve walked on to a Hollywood movie set. We’ll post a few pictures later. In about … Continue reading

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Day 8 – Traveling to Oxford

Good morning! We’ve loaded up our motor coach and we’re on our way to Oxford. We said goodbye last night to chorister Mia Shoquist who travels back to Orlando today with her parents to begin school. We’ll miss you, Mia! … Continue reading

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Royalty Amongst Us

This whole royalty thing seems to be rubbing off on our directors. Thanks to the generosity of the choristers, Ben and Claire now have crowns and Claire has her very own scepter. Not to mention the royal swag housed in … Continue reading

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An Impromptu Sing

After our dinner tonight at Trattoria Verdi restaurant in London, we were asked by the restaurant patrons to perform a short song before our departure. The choirs sang Richard Unterseher’s arrangement of the spiritual “Every Time I Feel the Spirit,” albeit … Continue reading

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528 Steps

After returning to St. Paul’s from our morning visit to Windsor Castle, we finally made our way up to the very top of St. Paul’s. This is something the choristers had been begging to do all week, but we didn’t … Continue reading

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Fare Thee Well, St. Paul’s!

We just finished our final Evensong at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Probably our best service of the week! We have very mixed emotions about leaving this wonderful place of worship. The clergy, vergers and staff couldn’t have been more warm and … Continue reading

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Day 7 – Windsor Castle

We’re up and out of our hotel early this morning, on our way to Windsor Castle, a medieval castle and residence for Britain’s royal family. Windsor Castle was originally built by William the Conqueror in the decade after the Norman … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Nicholas!

We celebrated the 12th birthday of Boychoir member Nicholas Wallace yesterday.

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Toast Trauma at our Hotel

London is famous for fires. A fire in 1666 destroyed 80 percent of the city’s homes, churches and buildings. In fact, there is a giant monument in central London which commemorates the fire. We became part of the fire history … Continue reading

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Ben, Claire… and Michael!

Ben and Claire now have some musical competition here in London! Michael Jackson is back!

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