Posted: 6 November, 2018

Choir Tour – Budapest 2018

Arts, Blog, General, Performance, Senior School

Keri Hammond in Year 8 tells us more about taking part in the Choir Tour to Budapest this October half term.

I really enjoyed the choir tour to Budapest. We met early at Gatwick and said goodbye to our parents. When we arrived in Budapest, we were greeted by Agnes, our tour guide for the week and she taught us lots of useful information about Hungary.

In the afternoon we explored part of Pest and enjoyed some free time to explore. On the second day we visited the historic part of Buda and saw the Fisherman’s Bastion. In the evening we had our first concert which went really well. It was in a Baroque church in Pest which had lovely acoustics.

On the third day our bus tour of Budapest took us to St Stephen’s Basilica – the largest church in Hungary – which was very impressive and had wonderful mosaic tiling. Our second concert was in the Duna Palace Theatre which was very grand.


We visited a small town outside of Budapest called Szentendre. This translates to St. Andrews! It was a little art town with cobbled streets which was very pretty. This is where we bought all our souvenirs to take home. We performed our third concert in the Military Museum (to a standing ovation!) and then in the evening we went on a dinner cruise along the Danube, which everyone enjoyed.

Every day we were allowed some free time to explore the city and in that time we visited places such as the covered market. I really enjoyed visiting Budapest because I learned a lot, developed my friendships with people in other years and sang in amazing venues.

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