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Handel Festival in Gottingen

16 May — 23 May 2018 | Tour Director: John Bryden

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Tour Director

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John Bryden, MA, ARCM, ARCO

international concert pianist and organist and classical music lecturer

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 0800 on British Airways, arriving Hannover 1030. Transfer to Romantik Hotel Gebhards, Göttingen for seven nights. Evening festival concert.

Day

2

Introductory lecture followed by visit to University Church of St Nicholas (organ recital) and guided walking tour of Göttingen.

Day

3

Excursion to Kassel: Schloss Wilhelmshöhe (extensive Baroque-style gardens, art collection including paintings by Rembrandt). Continue to Duderstadt: visit to Rathaus and evening festival concert.

Day

4

Morning lecture followed by visit to Rare Books and Manuscripts Department, University Library and free time. Evening festival Gala Concert: The Choice of Hercules (HWV 69), Dettingen Te Deum (HWV 283).

Day

5

Morning: Old University Observatory and festival performance in the University Aula. Afternoon: Göttingen University musical instruments collection. Evening festival concert.

Day

6

Morning lecture followed by free time in Göttingen. Introductory festival talk and opera: Arminio (HWV 36).

Day

7

Whole day excursion to Braunschweig for Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum and guided tour including 12th century St Blasius Cathedral and Rathaus (exterior only).

Day

8

Depart Hannover 1120, arriving Heathrow 1200.

Tour Dates

16 May — 23 May 2018

Days

8

Cost

£2595

Tour Code

HAND-18

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Cost includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, two lunches, five dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, single room supplement £175.

 
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