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Dore Abbey
22nd – 28th July 2018
Dore Abbey is located in west Herefordshire in the beautiful Golden Valley, just a short distance from the Welsh border. Dating from 1147 it is a former Cistercian abbey that would once have rivalled many cathedrals for size. [More…]

Abbey Dore Week, 22nd – 28th July 2018
Course Programme

Sunday, 22nd July
4.00 pm Tea and registration in Abbey Dore Village Hall
5.00 pm Paul's introductory talk
5.30 pm Opening of exhibitions, Private View and Pimm’s party
7.00 pm Supper in Ewyas Harold Village Hall
The daily programme for the week is:
9.30 - 11.00 am First rehearsal in the Abbey
11.00 - 11.30 am Coffee/tea etc in AbbeyDore Village Hall
11.30 - 12.45 pm Second rehearsal
12.45 - 1.10 pm Consort rehearsal. Afternoon free
4.15 - 4.45 pm Consort rehearsal
4.45 - 6.30 pm
exc Weds
Third rehearsal in Abbey (early in the week this may divide into sectionals if needed)
7.00 pm
exc Weds
Dinner at Ewyas Harold Village Hall
9.15 pm Compline sung by the Consort on two evenings of the week.

Afternoon activities
On Thursday you will have the chance to participate in a visit to local place of interest, For example, in 2017 this was to Sir Roy Strong’s renowned Laskett Gardens. Exact details will be confirmed nearer the time.

Evening eventsplease see the Events page.

Saturday, 28th July
The plan for the day will be:
9.30 -12.30 pm – Rehearsal in Abbey
12.30-1.00 pm – Consort rehearsal
1.15 pm – Communal lunch at Ewyas Harold
Free afternoon (no evening meal provided)
7.30 pm – Concert
Post-concert Bucks Fizz party at Abbey Dore Village Hall

Sunday, 29th July
The morning after the end of the course there is a Eucharist in the Abbey at which the Consort will sing. All are encouraged to attend. Consort is required at 9.00 am for rehearsal in the Abbey for the service at 10.00 am.