Playing when your toes are freezing – Chocolate Winterfest

Trio Al Dente, had the pleasure of playing at the Anvers Chocolate Winterfest on Sunday July 10th. The Winterfest is a regular event in our part of the world and attracts many chocolate lovers from all over the state. Our trio was playing for the “Chocolate High Tea”. Guests were served a three tiered selection of sandwiches, baked goods and the delicious Anvers chocolates and fudges.

Getting ready to play our next piece

In previous years, it has usually rained on the festival. This year it was just plain freezing!

As it was our first time at the event we didn’t really know what it would be like to play in 8 or 9 degrees Celsius. We were playing in a marquee which was heated but obviously it was nowhere near as warm as being inside.  As we played the day warmed up a little. We didn’t have many breaks so not much opportunity to warm up completely. Close to the end we even had a downpour and a thunderstorm…we just kept playing!

We were well looked after by the Anvers staff and, despite the cold, we thoroughly enjoyed playing together for 4 1/2 hours! Hopefully we’ll be asked back next year 🙂

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