England Sings

At the ACDA conference in New York, we were set a task to come up with a tour for a high school madrigal group with "sizzling" ideas for concerts. We kept the itinerary to the south of England. This way there is a minimun of travel; there are so many top class places to perform in that region that there is no need to go further. The itinerary is also very flexible in that we could easily incorporate a concert or service at, say, Winchester Cathedral instead of Salisbury should the group prefer that.

Day 1 FLIGHT

Depart en route for London

Day 2 ARRIVE IN ENGLAND – SALISBURY (3 NIGHTS)

Stonehenge, Old Sarum

Day 3 SALISBURY

Salisbury Cathedral Roof Tour,

Possible concert in Salisbury Cathedral

Day 4 BATH AND GLASTONBURY

Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, Glastonbury Abbey

Possible concert in Bath Abbey, the Pump Rooms or perhaps an informal concert in the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey

Day 5 SALISBURY – OXFORD – STRATFORD (2 NIGHTS)

Walking tour of Oxford including Christ Church College,

Provisional Choral Evensong or concert at Christ Church, Oxford

Day 6 STRATFORD

Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Holy Trinity Church

Theatre tickets for the Royal Shakespeare Theatre available in Stratford this evening.

Day 7 STRATFORD – LONDON (3 NIGHTS)

Link up with a school for concert and get-together, provisionally Eton College

Day 8 LONDON

Westminster Abbey, Thames Cruise, Tower of London

Day 9 LONDON

Workshop/clinic with Jonathan Willcocks at The Royal Academy of Music

Sightseeing in London to suit your group. Perhaps the British Museum, the National Gallery or the British Library or maybe a trip on the London Eye..

Day 10 DEPARTURE

Transfer to airport for flight back home