Brotherhood of the Harp and the Sword
Kvapocky kids choir summer camp 2006
As usual, after a year of hard work singing,
the choir went to enjoy 15 days in a summer camp.
This year, we moved into the 14th century and were
training to become knights of the Order of the Harp and the Sword.
We spent the first week fighting a band of thieves who used to rule
our castle. We were fulfilling a secret mission (guarding the greek fire)
in the second week, and came under attack of the armies of
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Tereza, Maria and Jana, novices of the Order of the Harp and Sword are getting ready for the journey
on our way to Selmberk, a castle that belongs to our Order
we surprise a bunch of thieves living in the castle. they run away, but later try to attack us
Hana and Marusa joyfully sing a song about judgment day
Szili and Ondrej test their skills for the upcoming challenge from the thieves
hand-wrestling was one of the challenges. This is an exhibition match between Stevo & Lukas
shouting was another event in which we were supposed to challenge the thieves. Verona tries hard.
Zora the castle witch foretells Maria her future. "Beware of men in green..."
catching raindrops under a roof
an evening courage-challenge.
Mata and Jana at singing practice
fantastic cooking by Alenka. She is making "pirohy" right now
Lukas with the boys gets some wood ready
sword-fighting training in the forest.
the thief captain
something left the mysterious door. We try to track it.
what could it be? can we sleep safely tonight?
fun at camp
a strange thing happened. Our oldest girls disappeared.
we suspect the thieves and spend the day looking for them
after getting some help in the village, a bad-tempered forest-keeper finally gives us a clue
we find the girls, all tied up and crying. they said they felt
sorry for the thieves,
an evening game where we tested our medieval knowledge (food, medicine...)
what do you think a fresh hen torn apart and put on one's head was
supposed to heal?
morning coffee. Damian, assistant cook, Alenka, chief cook, Stevo, leader
music practice. Clapping music by Steve Reich
while the kids practice, Dusan, Lukas and Stevo shoot horse-chestnuts
Hana and Jonatan
Martina, our medic
Verona and Kathy make music
Stevo and the kids
Mato (not really trying to fly)
one of the punishments for undisciplined behavior: the shame cage