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Dore Abbey
21 – 27 July 2019
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, 21 – 27 July 2019
Evening events

On both Tuesday and Thursday evenings, the Consort will sing the beautiful service of Compline.

Tuesday 24th July, 8.45 pm – Dore Abbey (No charge)
Mark Opstad will give a recital of early English organ music.

Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)Voluntary
Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)Fantasia of Four Parts
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)Voluntary in D minor for Double Organ
William Croft (1678- 1727)Voluntary in A minor for Double Organ
John Stanley (1713-1786)Voluntary in D minor, Allegro – Adagio – Allegro

9.15 pm – The service of Compline, sung by the ECE Consort and directed by the ECE conducting students.

Thursday 26th July, 9.15 pm – Dore Abbey The service of Compline, sung by the ECE Consort and directed by the ECE conducting students.

Friday 27th July, 9.00 pm – Dore Abbey
Concert given by the ECE Scholars. Tickets available on the door – £8.00

Leo Brouwer Canciones Amatorias
Juan Ponce Todo mi Bien e Perdido
Alberto Ginastera The Lamentations of Jeremiah
Heitor Villa-Lobos Ave Maria (1932)
Heitor Villa-Lobos Duas Lendas Ameríndias em Nheengatu
Francisco López Capillas Cui Luna, Sol, et omnia
Francisco López Capillas Alleluia: Dic Nobis, Maria
Juan de Lienás Lamentatio in Coena Domini
Beatriz Corona Penas
Beatriz Corona Solo de Guitarra

Saturday, 28 July, 7.00 pm – Dore Abbey (please note earlier time)
Tickets available on the door – £8.00
In the climax of the week’s events, Paul Spicer directs the ECE choir in a performance that will feature the works learned in the week.

Abigail Broughton (Soprano) & Philip Lancaster (Baritone)

Sir Thomas Armstrong A Passer-by  
Adrian Batten O Sing Joyfully  
Benjamin Britten Hymn to St. Peter  
Benjamin Britten A Hymn of St. Columba  
Sir George Dyson Hierusalem  
Gerald Finzi Three Short Elegies  
George Kirbye Vox in Rama  
Peter Philips Surgens Jesus  
Eric Wetherell Shall I compare thee  
Eric Wetherell Westminster Bridge