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Temple Winter Festival

12 Dec — 14 Dec 2017 | Tour Director: Richard Wigmore

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Richard Wigmore,

MA, AGSM

a writer, broadcaster, lecturer and former professional singer

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Itinerary

Day

1

Assemble 1100 at Apex Temple Court Hotel. Introductory lecture followed by a special lunch in Middle Temple Hall. Talk and tour of Temple area with Master of the Temple Robin Griffith-Jones. Afternoon visit to Sir John Soane’s Museum (vast collection of antiques and artwork belonging to the famous architect, within his original 19th century interiors) followed by independent dinner. Evening festival performance in Temple Church with Merton College Choir, Ben Nicholas (director) and Anthony Andrews (narrator): music inspired by the Virgin Mary alongside traditional and modern carol settings, including works by Howells, Britten, Rutter, Poulenc and Vaughan Williams.

Day

2

Morning lecture and guided tour of Royal Courts of Justice. Lunchtime concert in Temple Church with Greg Morris (organ): seasonal works by J S Bach. Afternoon visit to St Clement Danes (central church of the RAF, completed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1682). We hope to include a private pre-concert drinks reception at the Master of the Temple’s House. Evening festival performance in Temple Church with The Tallis Scholars and Peter Phillips (director): works by Palestrina, Monteverdi, H Praetorius and Isaac.

Day

3

Morning visit to Dr Johnson’s House (restored interiors, research library, historical collections). Tour disperses early afternoon.

Tour Dates

12 Dec — 14 Dec 2017

Days

3

Cost

£845

Tour Code

TEWF-17

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Cost of £845 includes:

accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, one lunch & one dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £250.

 
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