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Dore Abbey
18 – 24 July 2021
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, 18 – 24 July 2021
Course Programme

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Sunday, 18 July 2021
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 Pimms 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 Abbey Dore 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 afternoon there is normally a trip to a local place of interest, details to be confirmed.

Evening eventsplease see the Events page.

Saturday, 24 July 2021
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)
7.00 pm – Concert (please note the earlier time)
Post-concert Bucks Fizz party at Abbey Dore Village Hall

Sunday, 25 July 2021
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.