Monday, 7 December 2015

Sheldon Singers in Prague & South Bohemia

Sheldon choir and Zavis in Hluboka
At the end of September 2015 we took a group of about 40 singers from Devon and Somerset to Prague and Ceske Budejovice where they performed several concerts helped by Pavla Pracnova in Prague and Eva Kordova in Ceske Budejovice. The group was the Sheldon singers and the programme went something like this;-

Sunday 20 September               18.20 EasyJet Flight EZY 6267 to Prague ETA 21.20
                                                22.00 (est) Coach transfer to Hotel Arlington ETA 22.30

Sheldon in Prague
Monday 21 September              08.00-09.00  Breakfast in Hotel
09.00 Day free in Prague ,Travel passes provided. 
0900-16.00 Optional Prague familiarisation tour  

Tuesday 22 September              08.00-09.00 Breakfast in hotel
10.00 Concert Kostel Panny Marie Sněžné (Church of Our Lady of the Snows)
10.30 Free time. Own arrangements for lunch
16.00 Meet at HOTEL for Coach transfer to Roztoky Castle  
16.30 - 17.30 Rehearsal
18.00 Concert with SBOR ROSA (dir-Radek šalša) Choir at ZAMEK ROZTOKY.
19.30 Reception in Roztoky  TICHE UDOLI with Sbor Rosa Choir (Czech Bufet –svedsky stul/Swedish table)           

Sheldon on TV with Eva K
Wednesday 23 September         08.00-09.00 Breakfast in hotel
09.00 – 11.30 Coach transfer to South Bohemia  
11.30-12.30 - accommodation L CLUB HLUBOKA &  TENNIS HOTEL
1230 – Transfer by bus to castle
1300-1400 guided walk in the castle area singing in the greenhouse and courtyard
1400-1500 pleasant hour in Stekl Palace by the castle .  
15.00 – 1530  Rehearsal in the church         1530 bus back; Church  to Hotel
1700 bus to Town Hall  Friendly meeting with Local women’s choir Záviš in the Town Hall  
18.00 Concert; Kostel sv.Jana Nepomuckého(Church of John Nepomuk) with Záviš   
Sheldon Choir 30 minutes   Zavis Choir: 30 minutes
2000 depart by bus to hotel  2030  Dinner in the L Club Hotel with Czech hosts
Ceske Budejovice
Thursday 24 September            08.00 Breakfast in the hotel     09.15 Coach transfer to Ceske Krumlov
                                                10.00 Guided tour – free time and own arrangements for lunch
                                                14.15 Return to Hluboka and free time
16.30 - 16.50 Coach transfer to Ceske Budejovice        17.00 – 17.30 Rehearsal
18.00–  Concert Klášterní kostel Obětování Panny Marie’.(Church of the Sacrifice of the Virgin Mary)  with Ceske Budejovice Musicians and singers.
20.00   2 groups for dinner MASNE KRAMY or BUDVAR RESTAURANT
22.30 – 20.50 Return to Hluboka

A visit from Jan Zahradnik MP
Friday 25 September                 08.00 Breakfast in hotel 10.00 - optional guided tour of Hluboka Castle
                                                11.00 – 11.20 Coach to Ceske Budejovice – free time for shopping/sightseeing/lunch
                                                14.00 - 14.45 Return towards Prague via Tabor 15.00 – 18.00  Free time in Tabor
                                                18.00 – 19.30 continue in coach to Prague Airport (check in 1950)
                                                21.50 – EasyJet EZY 6268 to Bristol ETA 23.00

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