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Dore Abbey
1 – 1 January 1970
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, 1 – 1 January 1970
Evening events

Tuesday 24 July & Thursday 26 July, 9.00 pm – Dore Abbey
The beautiful service of Compline, sung by the ECE Consort and directed by the ECE conducting students.

Friday 26 July, 9.00 pm – Dore Abbey
Concert given by the ECE Scholars. Tickets available on the door – £8.00
Repertoire

Salamone Rossi Selections from Hymns & Canticles
Aaron Copland Four Motets, I
Aaron Copland Four Motets, IV
Leonard Bernstein Almighty Father from Mass
Paul Schoenfield Psalm 86 from Four Motets
Ernest Bloch Silent Devotion from Avodath Hakodesh
Ya'akov Sagi Sheva Tru'ot
Nurit Hirsch, arr. Arie Levanon Ose Shalom


Saturday, 27 July, 7.00 pm – Dore Abbey (please note the 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.

William Byrd Laudibus in sanctis  
Richard Dering Factum est Silentium  
Thomas Morley Laboravi in gemitu meo  
Eric Whitacre Sainte Chapelle  
Eric Wetherell Two Sonnets
– How like a winter
– Let me not
 
Eric Wetherell Longing  
Benjamin Britten Festival Te Deum  
Gerald Finzi Welcome sweet and sacred feast  
Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music  
George Dyson Agincourt