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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
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 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 will be a trip to two cider-makers, one of which still uses a horse-powered mill. There are no admission charges, but you may wish to purchase cider of course! Minibus transport will be available for a donation of £2. You can reserve a place for this and pay when you arrive or during the week.

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.