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USA Tour Reflections

3rd November 2015

A mathematician’s reflection:
Miles travelled: 12,500
Of which on ground transport: 1,800
Flights taken: 6
Number of bags lost: 0
Crossings of timezones: 8
Number of days off: 1
Girls who cried: 9 out of 9
Gallons (US) of coffee consume... continued

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USA Tour Blog: Ann Arbor

1st November 2015

USA Tour 2015 - Ann Arbor

Friday: 5pm, Battle Creek MI

On the list of great bus journeys of the world, you’re unlikely to find St Louis MO to Ann Arbor MI in its upper reaches. It’s many many hours of remorselessly flat terrain, made occasionally more in... continued

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USA Tour Blog: St Louis

31st October 2015

USA Tour 2015 - St Louis Radio

St Louis Radio

After a lively evening post-concert in Cincinnati enjoying a few rounds of pool and sampling Yuengling, the oldest lager brewed in the US, we were grateful for the luxurious departure time of 10AM to set off for St Loui... continued

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USA Tour Blog: Cincinnati

30th October 2015

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After a 6am wake-up call, it is usual for an early morning coach to have an air of sleepy silence, which is only ever broken by the sound of a certain someone’s phone, or indeed my volcanic snoring. It is perhaps surprising then,... continued

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USA Tour Blog: Birmingham

29th October 2015

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Monday was a well-earned day off for most of our number (Nigel and Henry soldiered on with meetings and workshops). Some visited the local aquarium, some went in search of shops and Bourbon, many chose a lazy day in bed. The lovely... continued

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USA Tour Blog: Atlanta

26th October 2015

Rehearsing in a brewery for the Skylark Ensemble gala. Believe it or not, a Tenebrae first!

As I was checking in my luggage on the morning of day 4 of our USA tour I was asked where I was flying to. I didn’t know the answer. More worry... continued

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USA Tour Blog: Philadelphia

25th October 2015

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When I first heard Tenebrae, I was in a church in New York City known as Smokey Mary’s, which acquired this nickname for the large quantities of incense used during mass. It creates a rather evocative and exotic setting, despite ... continued

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USA Tour Blog: Dallas

24th October 2015

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They say that ‘everything is bigger in Texas’, and one supposes there must be some truth to the aphorism. But I’m not sure any of us were quite prepared for the form this would take for our first stop in Dallas.

After a long travel day... continued