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Brandenburg Choral Festival of London & Voyages to Antiquity

Voyages to Antiquity recently sponsored an event at the stunning Temple Church in London. The Brandenburg Choirs performed a delightful selection of modern classics and old favourites such as Goodall The Lord is my Shepherd, Lauridsen O magnum mysterium and Fauré Requiem. Our recent competition winners were there to enjoy the evening with us, as well as some of our guest speakers. In 2016, we will once again meet with the organisers, but this time on board our very own Aegean Odyssey.

Bob Porter with Choir

Bob Porter, Brandenburg Choral Festival’s Artistic Director, with Choir

The Temple Church is one of the most beautiful churches in London, built by the Knights Templar and particularly famous for its connection to the book and film The Da Vinci Code. It was the perfect setting for such beautiful singing voices.

Everybody here at Voyages to Antiquity was honoured to be involved with the festival and we would like to extend a huge thank you to Bob Porter, founder, Conductor and Artistic Director of the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London, for making this event happen.

The outstanding performance of the choir and the soloists made this into an unforgettable November evening. It was also an opportunity to catch up with some of our past and future guest lecturers on board, as well as some of our Odyssey Club members.


The concert finale

Bob Porter will also be accompanying a ‘Come & Sing at Sea‘ choral group on our Greece and the Adriatic Sea cruise in May 2016 and running three choral workshops, culminating in a grand finale performance on board Aegean Odyssey whilst moored in Ravenna.

Everyone is welcome to join – whether soprano, alto, tenor or bass, and whatever your standard is, our first ‘Come & Sing at Sea’ promises to be an experience to remember!

Below you will see some photos from the event – it was great to talk to some of our Odyssey Club members.

Competition winners -

Our Odyssey Club Competition winners with Managing Director Jos Dewing

A handful of our guest speakers also managed to attend the concert.

See below the wine experts John Ducker (Actor and Wine Educator) and Patricia Stefanowicz (RIBA AIA Master of Wine), who will be speaking about their favourite wines on cruises in June 2016.

Wine experts John Ducker and Patricia Stefanowicz

Wine experts John Ducker and Patricia Stefanowicz

Due to the success of this event, Voyages to Antiquity is keen to organise similar events next year, on which to catch up with our speakers, past passengers and friends.

Please do look out for further information in our emails and newsletters, and do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to send your suggestion.

Actress Claire Bloom & Ann Carr, Director of our Enrichment Programme

Actress Claire Bloom & Ann Carr, Director of Enrichment Programme, Voyages to Antiquity