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Hereford Three Choirs Festival

23 Jul — 27 Jul 2022 | Tour Director: Russell Keable

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Tour Director

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Russell Keable,

BA, MMus

teaches at the University of Surrey and is active as a composer, arranger, lecturer, broadcaster and performer.

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Itinerary

Day

1

Tour assembles 1230 at the Three Counties Hotel, Hereford, for four nights.  Afternoon: orientation walking tour of Hereford and visit to Mappa Mundi exhibition at Hereford Cathedral. Evening lecture followed by festival performance at Hereford Cathedral: Dvořák Requiem.

Day

2

Optional festival Eucharist at Hereford Cathedral or free time.  Afternoon festival performance followed by lecture. Evening festival performance at Hereford Cathedral: Rolf Martinsson Ich Denke Dein (UK premiere); Mahler Symphony No 4.

Day

3

Morning lecture followed by excursion to Ludlow (free time to explore). Afternoon festival performance. Evening festival performance at Hereford Cathedral: Dyson Quo Vadis.

Day

4

Morning lecture followed by excursion to The Firs, Lower Broadheath (Elgar’s birthplace).  Afternoon festival performance. Evening festival performance at Hereford Cathedral: Haydn The Creation.

Day

5

Tour disperses after breakfast at the hotel.

Tour Dates

23 Jul — 27 Jul 2022

Days

5

Cost

£1465

Tour Code

HTH1-22

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Testimonial

"Russell Keable is such a good teacher. I looked forward to our morning lectures and learned a great deal from them. He was excellent informally too."
ACE customer on the 2021 Worcester Three Choirs Festival tour with Russell Keable

FESTIVAL FRINGE EVENTS

In addition to the four evening festival performances advertised, we hope to include a further three afternoon festival performances, subject to scheduling and availability. Details and an updated itinerary will be released on the ACE website once the full festival programme has been confirmed in spring 2022.

FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES

Participants should meet ACE’s usual fitness criteria, as outlined in our Booking Terms & Conditions, and be prepared for a moderate amount of walking, including over steep ground in Ludlow, as well as over cobbles, up steps and within dimly lit interiors. Please note that there is no lift at the hotel, so participants must feel comfortable navigating stairs.

Cost of £1465 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £60.

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