Tours

Recordings of six concerts from our 2014 Performance Tour to the British Isles are now available in the Downloads section. Navigate to Downloads > 2013-2014 > Concert Recordings > Europe 2014, then download what you want. 

 

Last day! We sure did save the best for last; the Harry Potter Studio Tour! We had three hours to do the self-guided tour, but as most of the kids will tell you, they could have spent three days in there. It was so cool to see authentic props and sets used in the movies, as well as all the behind-the-scenes sketches and models. Upon on our return to Central London, we had another few hours of free time. Our last dinner was at Porter's, where we had some "authentic English food." After a bit of free time at Covent Garden, we headed back to the hotel so say our farewells. Thanks to Stan Pretty, our wonderful Tour Manager, and all our coach drivers. 22 will be flying back to LAX tomorrow morning, and the rest will be continuing their journeys across Europe. It's been an absolutely packed yet wonderful time on tour, and I'm certain lifetime memories have been made. Thanks to all who made it possible, and thanks to all who made the trip so special. We'll see you all again shortly at our reunion potluck at a July evening to be announced! We're coming home everyone !


The fangirl/fanboy index was quite high today


In the Great Hall of Hogwarts


Wands, wands, and more wands


Enjoying a butterbeer by the Bridge of Hogwarts


Covent Garden


Emily's emotional reaction to her first Ladurée Parisian macaron


Our last group dinner


How many kids fit into a London phone box? In this case, seven, and one large spider.

Hello London! After an afternoon visit to Cambridge University, we've managed to make it to London. We arrived in time for dinner, then a stroll out to Picadilly Circus. Tomorrow's our first full day in London, with a morning sightseeing tour with a local guide, some free time in the afternoon, followed by our final concert at Grosvenor Chapel!


Rainy day in Cambridge


A few brave souls punting on the river Cam (in the rain)


Open-air market in Cambridge


Inside Trinity College Chapel


Exterior of Trinity College Chapel


After dinner before our walk out to Picadilly Circus


Picadilly Circus

With our first full day in London, we began with an entrance to Westminster Abbey with a local guide. We also visited an incredibly busy Buckingham Palace, and then after a bit of London traffic, Platform 9 3/4! We had a bit of free time this afternoon, with some visiting the British Museum, some shopping, and others just exploring London. We also had our final concert of our tour tonight in a lovely chapel, Grosvenor Chapel, which was well attended. After a traditional dinner of fish and chips, we returned to the hotel to get ready for tomorrow--THE WARNER BROTHERS HARRY POTTER STUDIO TOUR!!!


Trafalgar Square


Westminster Abbey, home of every English coronation since 1066


At Buckingham Palace


Platform 9 3/4!


After our final concert with our Tour Manager, Stan!

What a day! We started at 7:30am leaving Edinburgh for Durham Cathedral, home to a beautiful cathedral which happens to have been the filming location for some of the early Harry Potter films. We then continued onto York, where we visited York Minster and gave our seventh performance, this time at St. Helen's Church in York. We then drove to our hotel in Harrogate for check-in and dinner together, and then we all passed out from fatigue... Such a packed and busy day, but very much worth it! Tomorrow, we head to our final city, London!


A stop at the England/Scotland border


Then a stop at the Alnwick Castle, the castle on which J.K. Rowling is said to have based Hogwarts


The courtyard of Durham Cathedral, where scenes from the Harry Potter movies were filmed


Performing outside St. Helen's Church before our concert


Dinner at the hotel