Christmas Tour Blog – Day 4

Guy talks us through the happenings on the fourth day of our Christmas Tour.

After the reception in the wonderful Willey Place we went straight to bed as we’d had a very long day, and the next morning we enjoyed the (much-needed) first lie-in of the tour. Spurred on by England’s batting performance in Mumbai some of the group took to the cricket net in the garden. Exploiting slippery conditions, house-rules and the lack of an actual Cricket bat, I proceeded to make hay, bowling Owain through the gate early on to take a crucial head-start. Some creamy late cuts and a punched 6 down the ground from Alex set up a crucial final over. Guy kept the bowling tight to hold him to a crucial tie. A good result secured we proceeded to pack and headed straight to BBC Broadcasting House.

With excitement mounting for only our second live radio appearance we were whisked upstairs to experiment with the balance and reacquaint ourselves with Sean. We loved performing in the studio and we’re all amazed, being able to listen back, what a great job the ‘In Tune’ team do to make the tiny room sound like a church. You too can listen again on the Radio iPlayer to our performance of ‘Es ist ein Ros’ by Praetorius, ’There is no Rose’ from the Trinity Carol Roll, Audivi Vocem by Taverner and ‘Oh my love is like a red, red Rose’ in a lovely arrangement by Simon Carrington by clicking on this link:

After the broadcast the group divided, with many of us enjoying quick stop through the Euston tap before we came together to once again zoom south, this time to Joe’s family’s house in Salisbury to prepare for the penultimate concert of the tour…

The lads rehearse 'There is no Rose' from the Trinity Carol Roll in the Radio 3 studio. Featuring Alex's now-famous-shirt.

The lads rehearse ‘There is no Rose’ from the Trinity Carol Roll in the Radio 3 studio. Featuring Alex’s now-famous-shirt.

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