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North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012
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North Country Chorus - Scotland 2012

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A presentation outlining the North Country Chorus's proposed performing tour of Scotland in the summer of 2012 with Casterbridge Concert Tours. …

A presentation outlining the North Country Chorus's proposed performing tour of Scotland in the summer of 2012 with Casterbridge Concert Tours.

Prepared on 16 March 2011 by Casterbridge.

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  • The company's motto is "Learn to travel, travel to learn" and it's this idea that travel is a special form of education and the philosophy that learning can be and should be fun, that is at the heart of all of Casterbridge's activities and why, as a former (personalize) teacher, I take particular pleasure in being associated with Casterbridge Tours.
  • In a musical context we have adopted the words of Josef Haydn: “My Language is Spoken throughout the World.” We believe that music is a universal, unifying form of communication and see evidence of this demonstrated throughout the year as our choirs, bands and orchestras perform to appreciative audiences throughout the world on a weekly basis.
  • As we make these opening words I thought that you might like to see where our company was founded, this is Casterbridge Hall, where we began our operations in 1979 in the southwest of England in the little village of Templecombe. You would be quite right to ask (name), where do you English come up with ridiculous-sounding names for these English villages? In fact Templecombe - because Combe is an ancient celtic word meaning Valley and Temple because this used to be home to the Knight's Templar. So it was literally on the rolling countryside around C. Hall that these medieval knights used to joust, practice horse riding, sword fighting and various chivalrous arts before going off on their crusades to defend the Christian treasures in the Holy Land .   25 years ago Casterbridge brought our first few groups stayed to C. Hall around the surrounding Wessex area and this is where our touring philosophies evolved:
  • Firstly, every group has their own private tour. You will never be combined with other groups who might not share your same standards or interests. It is your own bus, your own driver, your own guide, 24 hours a day, your own private program.
  • Secondly, this structure of having your own private tour means you can custom-design your own tour exclusively for your own group anywhere around the themes, dates and destinations of your choosing and that is exactly what Mr/Mrs has done with their tour of ........(Historic and Literary England).
  • On a touring note, we like to spend more time off the bus visiting the sights rather than more time on the bus going past the sights!
  • If that is the case, let’s include in advance as many of the admissions as possible. Nothing is worse than putting a student in a position where they have traveled half-way round the world and don’t have the funds to visit a sight on any one day that they have waited half their life to see. This also means that the students don’t have to carry large amounts of spending money, which for younger students is very important indeed. And this also allows us to take advantage of our group rates for you to offer our group's the best possible value for money at all times.   You are looking at one of our groups at Glastonbury Abbey, sat in front of the grave of King Arthur and Guinevere
  • Finally (if we are trying to give the group a maximum insight into the local culture) let's have a guide with you at all times throughout the day. The guides are under a strict brief to make the evenings as much an activity filled part of the day as the morning and afternoon. To be honest, it is often such personal touches that we think can make the difference between a good tour and a really great tour.
  •   2002 …we were very honored to be awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award
  • What is our aim at the end of a day. to provide you with an interesting, enjoyable vacation but more than that, with your own guide and this variety of activities we to provide you with a unique and very personal insight into the people and culture of the country you are visiting. The European way of life.   Conclusion So, as you look over…. and view …as you will have the opportunity to do on one of your final evenings (in Rome), for our part, I know that everyone at CT both in our Head office in Europe and in our liaison office in Virginia, we will all be doing our utmost to make sure that you all have an, interesting, rewarding and very highly enjoyable experience as you discover (Historic and Literary England). Thank you very much.
  • And that is why it is a particular pleasure for us to work with our choral or performing groups, because by performing in an awe-inspiring or historic setting, you are bringing the music alive in a very personal way. And of course the interaction and communication that can ensue with the audience as a result of your performances is exactly what we think travel should be all about!
  • Cawdor, where we visit the 14th century Castle , home of the Thane of Cawdor. The castle has fascinating furnishings. Of particular interest is a portrait of the 18th century Thane or Lord. He is wearing several different patterns or tartans at once, a gesture of defiance against the Banning of Tartan by the British government at the time.
  • Transcript

    • 1. Casterbridge Tours <ul><li>Learn To Travel </li></ul><ul><li>- </li></ul><ul><li>Travel To Learn </li></ul>
    • 2. CASTERBRIDGE CONCERT TOURS <ul><li>My Language is Spoken Throughout the World </li></ul><ul><li>Joseph Haydn </li></ul>
    • 3. Casterbridge Hall <ul><li>Casterbridge was Founded in 1979 by Educators, for Educators </li></ul><ul><li>Located in the Southwest of England in the Village of Templecombe </li></ul><ul><li>Former Grounds of the Knights Templar </li></ul>Where Our Touring Philosophies Evolved
    • 4. You Will Always Have Your Own Private Tour
    • 5. Custom-Design Your Own Personalized Itinerary <ul><li>Your Chosen </li></ul><ul><li>Destinations </li></ul><ul><li>Your Specific Cultural </li></ul><ul><li>or Musical Theme </li></ul><ul><li>Your Exact Dates </li></ul>
    • 6. We Spend Time Off The Bus
    • 7. All Admission Costs are Included in Advance <ul><li>Maximize the Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Less Spending Money </li></ul><ul><li>Needed on Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Group Admission Rates </li></ul><ul><li>Many Admissions are </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-Booked to Avoid </li></ul><ul><li>Wasting Time in Lines </li></ul>King Arthur’s Grave at Glastonbury Casterbridge Has No Optional Admissions or Excursions!
    • 8. A Tour Manager/Guide with the Group 24 Hours Per Day Ultimate Peace of Mind <ul><li>Meets the Group at the </li></ul><ul><li>Arrival Airport </li></ul><ul><li>Leads Daily Sightseeing </li></ul><ul><li>Handles all Logistical </li></ul><ul><li>Aspects of the Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Suggests and Arranges </li></ul><ul><li>Evening and Spare </li></ul><ul><li>Time Activities </li></ul>
    • 9. Perform in Prestigious Sacred Venues <ul><li>Options Include: </li></ul><ul><li>Kaiser Wilhelm Church in Berlin </li></ul><ul><li>St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin </li></ul><ul><li>St. Paul’s Cathedral in London </li></ul><ul><li>St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Domkirche in Salzburg </li></ul><ul><li>St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice </li></ul><ul><li>St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna </li></ul>Notre Dame St. Vitus Cathedral
    • 10. Perform in Local Churches <ul><li>Options Include: </li></ul><ul><li>St Michael’s Church in Haworth </li></ul><ul><li>St Nicholas’ Church in Galway </li></ul><ul><li>Franciscan Church in Rothenburg </li></ul><ul><li>Bach Church in Arnstadt </li></ul><ul><li>St Thomas’ Church in Prague </li></ul>
    • 11. Perform in Public and Social Venues <ul><li>Options Include: </li></ul><ul><li>The Pump Rooms in Bath </li></ul><ul><li>Letensky Chateau in Prague </li></ul><ul><li>The Sampson Centre in York </li></ul><ul><li>Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg </li></ul><ul><li>Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh </li></ul><ul><li>The Spanish Steps in Rome </li></ul><ul><li>Schools, Colleges and </li></ul><ul><li>Embassies around the World </li></ul>Luxembourg Gardens Schonbrunn Palace
    • 12. Royal Recognition in 2002 <ul><li>The Queen’s Award recognizes the best companies in Great Britain </li></ul><ul><li>Casterbridge was the only travel company to win the Queen’s Award in 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>We are only the fourth tour operator to be honored since 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>The award was presented to our Head Office by Prince Edward & his wife Sophie </li></ul>
    • 13. What is our Aim at the End of Every Casterbridge Tour? <ul><li>Give All Participants a Rewarding and Enjoyable Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the Educational, Musical & Cultural Goals of Each Group </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a Unique Insight into the Local Culture, People and Way of Life </li></ul>
    • 14. CLEAN & COMFORTABLE HOTELS
    • 15. Dinners in your provincial hotels or local restaurants (in Edinburgh)
    • 16. TIME ON TOUR TO REHEARSE
    • 17. PERFORM WITH YOUR CHOIR
    • 18. And See The World From a Musician’s Perspective…
    • 19. Scheduled Flights
    • 20. YOUR OWN PRIVATE BUS & DRIVER
    • 21. WELCOME TO SCOTLAND!
    • 22. A Visit to EDINBURGH
    • 23. THE SCOTT MONUMENT
    • 24. PRINCES STREET GARDENS
    • 25. EDINBURGH CASTLE
    • 26. EDINBURGH CASTLE
    • 27. TOUR OF EDINBURGH CASTLE
    • 28. VIEW FROM EDINBURGH CASTLE
    • 29. EDINBURGH CASTLE ENTRANCE
    • 30. EDINBURGH CASTLE ENTRANCE IN ALTIN
    • 31. A STROLL ALONG THE ROYAL MILE
    • 32. ST. GILES CATHEDRAL
    • 33. St. Giles Cathedral
    • 34. ST. GILES CATHEDRAL – A potential performance venue
    • 35. A Visit to ST. ANDREWS
    • 36. ST. ANDREWS – THE OLD COURSE THE HOME OF GOLF
    • 37. HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, ST. ANDREWS
    • 38. Aberdeen: The Granite City
    • 39. Aberdeen Walking Tour
    • 40. ST. MACHAR CATHEDRAL Potential concert venue
    • 41. A Trip to DUNNOTTAR CASTLE
    • 42. Cathedral Ruins in Elgin
    • 43. Cawdor Castle
    • 44. CULLODEN BATTLEFIELDS
    • 45. INVERNESS – Capital of the Highlands
    • 46. LOCH NESS & URQUHART CASTLE
    • 47. Search for the Loch Ness Monster...
    • 48. LOCH NESS MONSTER Watch out for Nessie!
    • 49. A view of Ben Nevis
    • 50. OBAN
    • 51. OBAN HARBOR
    • 52. Ferry to MULL & IONA
    • 53. The Isle of Mull
    • 54. THE ISLAND OF IONA
    • 55. IONA ABBEY
    • 56. IONA ABBEY Another potential concert venue
    • 57. IONA ST. MARTIN’S CROSS
    • 58. THE TROSSACHS
    • 59. STIRLING
    • 60. STRILING CASTLE
    • 61. Stirling Castle
    • 62. STIRLING CASTLE WALLS
    • 63. STIRLING CASTLE - GREAT HALL
    • 64. Museum at Stirling Castle
    • 65. WILLIAM WALLACE MONUMENT
    • 66. STATUE TO WILLIAM WALLACE
    • 67. STIRLING CHURCH OF THE HOLY RUDE
    • 68. BANNOCKBURN MEMORIAL
    • 69. Final evening in GLASGOW
    • 70. Looking back at EDINBURGH...
    • 71. The Highlands...
    • 72. ST. ANDREWS
    • 73. THE ISLAND OF IONA...
    • 74. STREET PERFORMERS IN EDINBURGH
    • 75. PIPERS AT THE HIGHLAND GAMES
    • 76. EDINBURGH STREET MUSICIANS
    • 77. SHOPPING IN EDINBURGH
    • 78. THE ENTIRE STAFF AT CASTERBRIDGE WISHES YOU A FRUITFUL AND ENJOYABLE VISIT TO SCOTLAND.

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