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An evening of Royal Song

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The Oxford Alumni Society had the big pleasure to enjoy some British flair from Windsor Castle in Munich again. Shortly after being prominently featured by the BBC during the weeding of Prince Harry and Meghan in St. George‘s Chapel at Windsor Castle, the Queen’s Six came back to Theatinerkirche on their 10thanniversary tour through Europe. From the front rows of a spectacularly crowded church, we could fully engage in a both captivating and sophisticated musical performance from their new album „Music of the Realm“. The pieces were interspersed with announcements giving enlightening background as to the history of the Ensemble and the chosen tunes. Each Q6 member had a say – all in perfect German and perfect British humour. The audience was delighted. The concert ended with enthusiastic applause and long queues to sign up for purchasing the Ensemble’s new album.
The evening was however long not finished. It was our honour to meet the Ensemble for traditional Bavarian dinner at the Bratwurstglöckl afterwards to jointly celebrate. The crowning finale was the spontaneous private performance of the Queens Six at the Bratwurstglöckl that will be kept in very fond memory by all Alumnis.

Oxford Alpine Excursion 2017

On a Sunday at the end of October 10 courageous, well-equipped hikers gathered at the foot of mount Wallberg (close to lake Tegernsee) braving rain and cold temperatures. And once again the theme “there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong gear” payed fully off.

The crowd scaled the summit of mount Setzberg with lots of chatter in the air and was rewarded with some beautiful, mystic views onto the lake, crispy fresh air and even some first snowflakes at the peak.

After mastering the quite muddy last ascent to the top of mount Setzberg (with a few acrobatic slip-ups of several Oxonians) the group could warm-up in the freshly renovated mountain hut “Altes Wallberghaus”, enjoying some delicious hot goulash soup. Freshly energized the descent almost felt like a relaxed stroll.

When reaching the parking lot again after this wonderful hike, the proud mountaineers did not have to say good-bye immediately, but could conclude the day in a relaxed atmosphere with some cake and tea at the parents’ house of one of our fellow Oxonian close to lake Tegernsee.

Sun, rain or snow – we will do it again next year!