The Mount St Mary’s College and Balborough Hall Choir Tour: Rome Day 3

Apr 23, 2016


Today, pupils in years 9-13 enjoyed the morning at the Time Elevator 4D experience of Roman history, followed by shopping in central Rome. Meanwhile, those in years 5-8 attended the magnificent Gladiator School – here, students, staff and parents tried archery, ancient sword fighting and, most importantly, learned how to dodge a net thrown by Mr. Kitchener (aka Gladiator).

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And so we begin…GLADIATOR SCHOOL!
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Some good ‘dodging the net’ skills Nina!
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Getting ready to learn some ancient sword fighting

In the afternoon, and after yet more ice cream, both groups met back in central Rome at the majestic and cavernous Basilica di Sant’Andrea della Valle to begin their third concert.  Again, visitors to the church were captivated by the Mount St Mary’s College and Balborough Hall choirs. One member of the audience asked if we were selling CDs, another asked ‘When is your next concert?’ and another said ‘I want to hear them again’! As the concert ended, applause from the audience swept through the Basilica.

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The Mount St Mary’s and Balborough Hall Choir performing at Basilica di Sant’Andrea della Valle.
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Scarlett in the the organ loft performing Caccini’s Ave Maria.

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In the evening, we went to the Ristorante La Maielletta. A lovely way to relax and enjoy each other’s company after another fantastic day.

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Of course we needed a selfie of THE BEST coach….. the purple coach having fun in Rome!

Written by Lucy Kitchener