From Rome to Florence

Today, we awoke in Rome!

We had a great variety of choices for breakfast. We could choose from bread, croissants, doughnuts, muffins, and pita, as well as eggs, cereal and fruit.

We had to be in a hurry though, because we had a rehearsal straight after. We had a run-through of our songs for our concert, then a break (where I played the organ), and then had a very special guest. We sang for the Master of Music at King's College, Cambridge. He was very nice, and gave us some great feedback, which helped us a lot. After our rehearsal, we had an Italian lunch with some of our parents, and then had the long drive to Florence.

On the drive, we stopped to go to the toilet and buy a drink from the store. We then got back on the bus to Florence. As we drove, we saw lovely Tuscany: it was very beautiful.

We settled into the hotel, then left to get dinner. We went to a restaurant, and had steak, potatoes and spinach. The restaurant was really rustic and beautiful, and the food was delicious. 

At last, we walked back to our hotel, and passed a dome twice the size of our cathedral. It was coloured green, white and brown. By the time we got to our hotel, it was time for bed. We all had showers and had a good night's sleep.

— Khang Mai (year 6)

Saint Mary’s Cathedral Choir at a Masterclass with Stephen Cleobury, in the chapel of Domus Australia, Rome.