- LE (Little Erasmus)
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It must have been around 1975 (someone please correct me if I'm wrong). A coach load of selected chapel choir members all headed off for a fantastic oportunity to sing in, and enjoy the 14 second (or thereabouts) echo in Chartres Cathedral.
I remember we had a great time although I think i spent a large amount of the time drunk. Wine with meals, chapagne receptions, litres of bierre in cafÃƒÂ©s and ending up with getting completely legless on the delayed ferry home. The staff (thank you JDS and MJMcK) must have been extremely tolerant to turn a blind eye - if it happened today I would probably have been sent home and expelled !!
We stayed in a dreadful, filthy hostel where they served up horse meat stew to us one night - it was quite nice in fact !
I think the highlite of the tour must have been singing "Hymn to the Virgin" (two choirs) in the crypt of the cathedral - but maybe that's because that was one of the few bits I was sober enough to remember.
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