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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…]

The English Choral Experience Week at Abbey Dore
22nd – 28th July 2018

  • An inspirational choral course
  • The included wonderful food and wine
  • An extensive arts exhibition with free tuition
  • The opportunity to join the course Consort
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We gather on the Sunday for a week of singing and socialising together in this unique and satisfying environment.

It is important that anyone making an application to join the course is an experienced singer. Part of the enjoyment of this week will be singing to as high a standard as possible. The application form asks for details of your singing experience. All singers MUST come prepared, having learned the notes as far as possible. Please note that in previous courses there has been considerable frustration caused for those singers who have taken the time and effort to prepare in advance and who wish to enjoy the week to the utmost.

The course fee includes the evening meal, with plentiful wine and soft drinks, on every day except Wednesday, and lunch on the final Saturday. Individual suppers can be booked (friends, family, or single meals if on the ‘without meals’ fee) at £26 a head. Lunches are booked and paid for separately at £8 a head. Vegetarians and others with special dietary needs MUST advise us on the booking form.

Abbey Dore Village Hall will be the ‘common room’ for course members to read papers, have tea/coffee and relax. Ewyas Harold Village Hall (5 minutes away by car) will be the venue for the evening meals.