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Holiday type Theatre & music
Christmas markets
Country United Kingdom
Travel type Make your own way
Price range From £459
Travel partner Travel Editions
Duration 3 nights
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Three Choirs festival

One of the oldest music festivals in the world - with many of the best artists, choirs and choral music.

The Three Choirs Festival began in the early 18th century, rotating between the three great cathedral cities of Gloucester, Worcester and Hereford. One of the world's oldest classical choral music festivals it has long been established as a firm fixture in the British music calendar and a must for lovers of the great choral works. This year the festival will be in Hereford.


Included

  • Two nights' bed and breakfast at the four-star Hilton Puckrup Hall, based on shared occupancy of a twin/double room
  • Welcome reception
  • First night private three-course dinner with wine Second night early dinner in the hotel restaurant
  • All talks, concerts as shown, tours and admissions
  • Coach transfers
  • Tour manager throughout

    Two nights' bed and breakfast at the four-star Hilton Puckrup Hall, based on shared occupancy of a twin/double room Welcome reception First night private three-course dinner with wine Second night early dinner in the hotel restaurant All talks, concerts as shown, tours and admissions Coach transfers Tour manager throughout
Not included

  • Holiday insurance
  • Single room supplement
  • Extra nights
  • Meals other than those stated
  • Items of a personal natures such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls etc
  • Porterage and gratuities
Day one

Arrive independently at Hilton Puckrup Hall from 15.00. This evening there will be a welcome reception, private dinner with wine and talk by Jeremy Wilding, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Three Choirs Society. Jeremy became involved with the Three Choirs when he was a cathedral chorister at Hereford in the 1970s and went on to become Chairman of the Hereford festival.

Day two

This morning we visit the famous Mappa Mundi and Chain Library at Hereford Cathedral before taking your seats for the opening service of the festival. After lunch (not included) we go to Holy Trinity Hall where we will enjoy another concert including Roderick Williams. After an early dinner at the hotel, we return to Hereford Cathedral to hear Elgar - Dream of Gerontius featuring the Hereford Philharmonia, conductor Geraint Bowen and angel Sarah Connolly.

Day three

Morning guided walking tour of the ancient market town of Ledbury, where you will have free time for lunch (not included). This afternoon we will enjoy another concert in St Peters of Reicha and Barber with Wind Quintet and Summer Music. Return to the hotel for approximately 16.30.

Optional extra night (extra supplement)

For those wishing to stay an extra night there will be an early evening dinner followed by a performance of Wagner - Prelude and Liebestod; and Messiaen - Turangalila with the Hereford Philharmonia, conductor Jac Van Steen, piano Steven Osborne. Breakfast will be included the following morning and you will be able to depart at your leisure.

NB: Exact order or excursions may vary according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion

Please note: Extra nights are available at a supplement

Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 49 passengers.
Hilton Puckrup Hall, Tewkesbury

Located on the edge of the Cotswolds and set amongst 140 acres of parkland, the four-star Hilton Puckrup Hall offers a restaurant, bar, indoor pool, spa and fitness room. Bedrooms are en-suite with bath/shower, TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Complimentary car parking is available on-site at the hotel.

This holiday is booked by phone. Click 'book now' to make a reservation request to our travel partner who will call you back to confirm your booking details and take payment. To speak to a representative now please call 0330 333 6761.

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