I’m becoming addicted to Singing Holidays — Florence last year, Vienna in April this year and Venice last week. The formula — perhaps not the right word, because there is nothing formulaic about these trips — is simple and wonderful. We stay in lovely hotels. We eat good food in non-touristy restaurants. We have time to wander around these beautiful cities. And, of course, we sing. In Venice, we sang at San Marco, at the Sala Della Music and at San Giacomo dall’Orio. Our rehearsal room at the hotel looked straight onto the Grand Canal, an incredible sight to start us off every morning. Robert Dean made every rehearsal a joy, and Alex and Temi went out of their way to ensure that everything worked well and that everyone had as good a time as it was possible to have. Congratulations — Singing Holidays gets better and better.