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 i... continued
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 Lou... continued
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
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 lovel... continued
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 worr... continued
Another early start for concert no 3 at JMU in Harrisonburg Va., but this time for a long coach ride, preferable to running the gamut of morning TSA queue misery at airports. The route took us through ru... continued
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
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 da... continued
Having had a wonderful break of 4 weeks over the summer with the family down in Devon, which actually ended up being even more exhausting than our usual mad routine at home, things seem to have taken off at the furious ... continued
Tenebrae was lucky enough to be invited to perform at Thaxted and Lessay festivals, and I was lucky enough to be part of the choir for these concerts. Both settings are magical and have their own set of charms about them.
Another busy month with some spectacular highlights: apologies in advance if this sounds like I’m enjoying several trip... continued