Congratulations to nine members of the Trinity Boys Choir who recently returned from a successful and enjoyable tour of north Germany and Denmark. 

The ‘NINE’ tour has become a regular fixture on the choir’s calendar after a group of just nine choir members were invited to give a Christmas concert in Schloss Bissingen in Germany back in December 2014. NINE has become an established group, comprising the most experienced trebles and soloists from the choir, and it has toured Germany and Italy on numerous occasions. 

This year’s group presented six concerts across a number of beautiful locations and venues with a challenging programme of music from the medieval period to the present day. A popular part of the programme included pieces played by the boys on a set of handbells!  

The concerts also included collaborations with other choirs and highlights included a concert in Kiel with the Kieler Knabenchor and in Århus Cathedral with the St Clemens Drengekor. 

Other venues included a return to the beautiful town of Kappeln, which is situated on the banks of the Schlei, and the equally picturesque town of Plön, which boasts a castle and a large lake. 

Audience feedback was always hugely positive, and the boys received standing ovations in all venues. 

As well as the incredible opportunity to perform in different locations, the students also benefitted from the experience of travelling and working away from home. They were required to stay up to date with schoolwork, keeping active and getting enough sleep ahead of their professional commitments. There was also the chance to do a spot of sightseeing of the local towns and stunning locations the team found themselves in and sample the local cuisine. This even included chocolate herrings which were presented to the group in Kappeln, the town of the herring! 

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