Detailed Conference Schedule

Detailed Conference Schedule

THE MAIN CONFERENCE – IN QUIRES & PLACES WHERE THEY SING

Winchester arcades

Winchester Cathedral Arcades

Monday 10 July 2017 ARRIVE WINCHESTER

  • Book in to accommodation venues from 3.00pm. Royal Hotel, Mercure Wessex Hotel, or University of Winchester. Registration Desk at the Royal Hotel open from 6.00pm to 10.30pm

Tuesday 11 July 2017 WINCHESTER/CHICHESTER

  • 9.00am United Church Winchester booked for Association Business
  • 1.45pm Afternoon excursion TO CHICHESTER, including Guided tours of the cathedral, opportunity to listen to the cathedral choir rehearsing.
  • 5.30pm CHICHESTER CATHEDRAL EVENSONG
  • 6.30pm Depart from Chichester
  • 7.25pm Arrive Winchester

Wednesday 12 July 2017 WINCHESTER

  • 9.00am United Church Winchester booked for Association Business
  • 2.00pm Guided tours of Winchester, Historic Winchester & Great Hall, Historic Churches of Winchester (St Swithun, St Lawrence & St Bartholomew)
  • 4.00pm Opportunity to listen to rehearsals of Winchester Cathedral Choir
  • 5.30pm WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL EVENSONG
  • 6.30pm Buffet arranged in the Cathedral for all members
  • 7.45pm Organ recital in Winchester Cathedral

Thursday 13 July 2017 WINCHESTER/SALISBURY

  • 9.15am Board coaches at main pick up point, Full day excursion TO SALISBURY
  • 10.00am Arrive Salisbury
  • Short walk to St Thomas Church. Tea/Coffee & bickies arranged on arrival. Time to look round guides in attendance. St Thomas is in the centre of the city hence ideal venue to find lunch nearby.
  • Guided tours of the cathedral arranged 2.15pm to 4.00pm
  • Opportunity to listen to the cathedral choir rehearsing.
  • 5.30pm SALISBURY CATHEDRAL EVENSONG
  • Evening meal arranged in CATHEDRAL REFECTORY AND CLOISTERS
  • 8.00pm Depart from Salisbury
  • 8.45pm Arrive Winchester

Friday 14 July 2017 WINCHESTER

  • 9.00am United Church Winchester booked for Association Business
  • 2.00pm Various Guided tours of Winchester Cathedral, including General Tour of the Cathedral, Jane Austin her life & times, Stained Glass, Face the Music—Aspects of Music in the Cathedral, Wood Carvings (choose one)
  • 4.00pm Opportunity to listen to rehearsals of Winchester Cathedral Choir
  • 5.30pm WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL EVENSONG
  • 7.30pm Musical evening with MJ. UK. MUSIC & ARTS In the Georgian Assembly rooms Winchester
  • Sponsored by Friends of Cathedral Music (Associates in attendance)
  • 9.30-11pm Cheese and Wine supper at the Assembly rooms

Saturday 15 July 2017 FREE DAY IN WINCHESTER

  • FESTIVAL OF ST SWITHUN, special services held in the cathedral throughout the day.

Sunday 16th July 2017 ROMSEY/WINCHESTER

  • 9.00am Board coaches at main pick up point, Full day excursion TO ROMSEY ABBEY
  • 10.00am Holy Eucharist AT Romsey Abbey
  • Time after the service to wander in the Abbey and talk to staff and congregation
  • 12.30pm Buffet lunch at the Abbey
  • 2.15pm Ready to leave for Return Journey to Winchester
  • 4.00pm Closing AAM EVENSONG at St Cross
  • 5.00pm Depart from St Cross--Arrive Winchester at approx 5.10pm
  • 6.30 – 9.30pm FINAL EVENING BANQUET AT THE GUILD HALL (John Rutter, keynote speaker)

Monday 17 July 2017

  • Coaches back to Heathrow/Gatwick for those not extending.

OR

THREE DAY SIDE TRIP TO SOUTH WALES

Monday 17 July 2017 WELLS/BRISTOL

  • 8.15am Leave Winchester, arrive Wells Cathedral 10.15am
  • Music with Matthew Owens at the cathedral organ 10.45am
  • Time round the cathedral 11.30am till 12.30pm
  • 12.30 Buffet lunch
  • 2.00pm Depart Wells, Arrive St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol at 3.00pm
  • View church and listen to organ 3.10pm to 4.00pm
  • 4.45pm Depart Bristol, Arrive Swansea at 7.00pm
  • 8.00pm Evening meal

Tuesday 18 July 2017 ST DAVID’S

  • 8.15am Depart hotel, arrive St David’s at 10.15am
  • Guided tours of Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace en rota between 11.05am-12.30pm
  • Continue with guided tours at 2.00pm
  • 6.00pm Evensong
  • 7.00pm Evening meal
  • 8.00pm Depart St David’s, Arrive back at Swansea Hotel at 10.00pm

Wednesday 19 July 2017 BRECON/GLOUCESTER

  • 9.00am Depart Swansea Hotel, arrive Brecon 10.15am
  • Visit to Brecon Cathedral, visit and music till 11.30am
  • 11.30am Buffet Lunch
  • 1.00pm Depart Brecon, arrive Gloucester 2.45pm
  • Time to look round and engage with organist till 4.00pm
  • Further time in the Cathedral till 5.00pm
  • 5.15pm Depart Gloucester, arrive Marriott Swindon 6.20pm
  • 6.30pm Evening meal
  • 8.00pm Depart, arrive Winchester at 9.00pm for those choosing the Southern Cathedrals Festival Hotel Package. Unload and book in to Royal Hotel
  • 8.00pm Depart, arrive Heathrow at 9.00pm for those departing.  Unload and book in to Heathrow Renaissance Hotel

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