GBRT Concert Tours

2022 Friuli-Venezia, Italy

We will be staying near Pasiano di Pordenone in the Friuli-Venezia Giuliaregion of north-eastern Italy, which borders Austria to the north, Slovenia to the east, the Adriatic Sea to the south, and the Veneto region to the west.

WHEN?   Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd April 2022

WHO?   GBRT  Adult Vocal Choir

WHERE? Hotel Villa Luppis - http://www.villaluppis.it/en/

The beautiful 4-star Hotel Villa Luppis is set in 12 acres of gardens. Formerly a Benedictine monastery, it is now an elegant hotel with stylish rooms and facilities including an outdoor swimming pool, spa and tennis courts, and indoor and outdoor spaces for socialising. This will be our base and rehearsal venue. We will travel by coach to excursions and concerts.

ITINERARY

We hope, COVID restrictions permitting, that the tour will include concerts (including at least one with local choirs/ensembles if possible) in different venues. There will also be planned visits, which we hope will include a day trip to the region’s capital Trieste.

The full itinerary is still being developed and will be presented to tour members before the tour begins.

COST   

The total tour cost is £798 per person for a twin/double room.

This includes coach hire, flights, bed and breakfast accommodation in a twin, double or triple room (based on two people sharing), all transport to trips and concerts, organised concerts, pre-publicity for all concerts, fully comprehensive travel insurance and ABTA bonding.


Previous Tours


2019 Rhineland, Germany

Dates:  23rd to 27th April 2019

Accommodation: Hotel Rheinlust, Boppard in the Rhineland region of Germany

Concert Venues: Stadhalle, Boppard / Kurpark, Bad Muenster am Stein / Knight's Hall, Marksburg Castle

Trips: Wine Tasting at Weingut August Perl /Rhine River Cruise to Bacharach / Koblenz / Marksburg Castle

Leader: Sue Benson

Musical Directors: Tracey Holderness (Adult Vocal Choir) and Tony Rifugiato (Sax Choir)

Tour members: 40 members of the GBRT Adult Vocal Choir and 12 members of the GBRT Sax Choir


2017 Lake Garda, Italy

Dates: 18th – 22nd April 2017

Accommodation: Hotel Oasi in Riva del Garda on the northern shore of Lake Garda, Italy

Concert Venues: Palazzo del Capitani, Malcesine / Villa Foscarini Rossi, Venice / La Rocca, Riva del Garda

Trips: Malcesine and Venice

Leader: Andrew Cartwright

Musical Directors: Kathryn Cartwright (Adult Flute Choir), Tracey Holderness (Adult Vocal Choir), Tony Rifugiato (Sax Choir)

Choir Members: 9 Adult Flute Choir, 54 Adult Vocal Choir, 13 Sax Choir


2016 Valkenburg, Netherlands

Dates: 4th - 8th April 2016

Accommodation: Hotel Schaepkens, Valkenburg, Nr Maastricht in the Netherlands

Concert Venues: Kloosterkerk, Valkenburg / St Janskerk, Vrijthof, Maastricht / The Town Hall, Leuven

Trips: Cable Car and Toboggan Run in Valkenburg, Cavern Laser Tag in Valkenburg, South Limburg Zoo with Team-building Activities, Treasure Hunt

Leaders: Andrew & Kathryn Cartwright, Sandra Martin, Lucy Ingall, John Dilleigh

Choir Members: 11 Youth Flute Choir , 18 Youth Vocal Choir



2015 Valkenburg, Netherlands

Dates: 7th – 11th April 2015

Accommodation: Hotel Schaepkens, Valkenburg, Nr Maastricht in the Netherlands

Concert Venues: Kloosterkerk, Valkenburg with Cantara Ladies Choir / St Janskerk, Maastricht with Vivas Pop Choir / The Town Hall, Leuven

Trips: Apostelhoeve Vineyard Tour and Tasting, Aachen in Germany, Walking Tours of Valkenburg and Maastricht

Leader: Andrew Cartwright

Musical Directors: Kathryn Cartwright (Flute Choir), Tracey Holderness (Adult Vocal Choir), Tony Rifugiato (Sax Choir)

Choir Members: 8 Adult Flute Choir, 52 Adult Vocal Choir, 10 Sax Choir


2013 Blankenberge, Belgium

Dates: 2nd – 6th April 2013

Accommodation: Hotel Sabot D’Or, Blankenberge in Belgium

Concert Venues: St Rochuskerk, Blankenberge with Arte Vocali Belgian Choir / The Old Town Hall, Leuven / Cathedrale des St Michel Gudule, Brussels / Menin Gate, Ypres

Trips: Boat Trip, Bruges, Chocolate Tasting And Demonstration at Chocolaterie Ledoux, Guided Tour around the Battlefields of Ypres

Leader: Andrew Cartwright

Musical Directors: Tracey Holderness (Adult Vocal Choir), Lluis Mather (Sax Choir), Kathryn Cartwright (Adult Flute Choir)

Choir Members: 49 members of GBRT Adult Vocal Choir, 11 members of GBRT Sax Choir, 7 members of GBRT Adult Flute Choir


2012 Blankenberge, Belgium

Dates: 10th-14th April 2012

Accommodation: Hotel Sabot D’Or, Blankenberge in Belgium

Concert Venues: Talbot House, Poperinge / Joseph Ryelandzaal Hall, Bruges with Eufonia Girls Choir from Turhout / The Town Hall, Leuven

Trips: Boat Trip in Bruges, Bobbejaanland Theme Park, Chocolate Tasting And Demonstration at Chocolaterie Ledoux

Leaders: Andrew & Kathryn Cartwright, Mike Saggers, Poppy Shortland, Roger & Johanna Owens, Sandra Martin, Stuart & Joyce Burns

Choir Members: 43 members of GBRT Youth Vocal Choir, 15 members of GBRT Youth Flute Choir


2011 Barcelona, Spain

Dates: 17th-21st April 2011

Accommodation: Hotel Marvel, Coma Ruga, Barcelona in Spain set on a palm tree lined beach

Concert Venues: Private Home in Premia De Dalt with Catalan Ladies Choir / Museu Deu, El Vendrell, Tarragona / Espai Cultural Pere Pruna, Barcelona

Trips: Guided Sightseeing Tour of Barcelona, Tour to Mountserrat, Trip to Sitges

Leader: Andrew Cartwright

Musical Directors: Tracey Holderness (Adult Vocal Choir), Lluis Mather (Sax Choir)

Choir Members: 8 members of GBRT Sax Choir, 39 members of GBRT Adult Vocal Choir, 4 partners of choir members


2010 Disneyland Paris

Dates: 6th-9th April 2010

Accommodation: Le Bois du Lys Youth Activity Centre, set in 13 hectares of woodland

Concert Venues: Chateau Breteuil, Chevreuse / Fantasyland Stage, Disneyland Paris / Cinema/Theatre, Caudebec-en-Caux

Trips: River Seine Cruise, Eiffel Tower Ascent, Disneyland

Leaders: Andrew & Kathryn Cartwright, Roger Owens, Sandra Martin, Stuart & Joyce Burns

Choir Members: 45 members of GBRT Youth Vocal Choir

Hotel Villa Luppis
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Netherlands tour photo
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Belgium tour photo
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