The Gwalia Singers (Swansea)

 

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In September 2013 the choir visited the city of Bruges in the Flemish region of Belgium.

 

The coach awaits its passengers for the journey...

 

...and Clive prepares to drive (the choir up the wall)

 

On the way to Dover we stopped for a carvery lunch just outside Wootton Bassett.

 

The "naughty" section of the choir - upstairs at the back of the coach

 

A quick break at the hotel in Dover before the evening concert

 

Performing at SS Peter and Paul, Charlton-in-Dover RC Church in aid of the Kent Air Ambulance..

 

Quick breather as Nick delivers a monologue to the audience

 

And on with the second half

 

Friday morning and time to wave goodbye to the white cliffs

 

Assembled outside the hotel in Bruges

 

At the start of the canal cruise

 

 

The obligatory snap of one of the most famous inhabitants of Bruges - Fidel the labrador at the Côté Canal bed and breakfast

 

Come in number 2, your time is up

 

The MD takes in more sights back on terra firma

 

On Saturday the choir travelled to Ypres - here just outside the Menin Gate

 

A quick break after a moving visit to the Flanders Field Museum

 

A stop to see the Tyne Cot cemetery before returning to Bruges

 

Ready for Saturday's concert

 

Saturday's concert at the OLV church in De Panne

 

Just a few small beers...

 

Final concert on Sunday at St Salvator’s Cathedral

 

Jo shows the choir an ideal location for a group photo back at the hotel

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday evening and time to relax at the hotel's bar

 

The birthday boy, telling his infamous "Australian" joke

 

Time for just a few more songs...

 

 

 

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