24th July 2006
I expect you are getting very excited about the trip to Oxford.
As you will no doubt recall (from a correspondence just before Christmas) there is a rehearsal this Wednesday evening at 7pm - the boys will be rehearsing from much earlier in the day - in preparation for the trip. I have scheduled the rehearsal to last until 8.30pm but am certain that we will be able to finish a little earlier.
The flight departs from Belfast City Airport at 1235 on Friday 28th July getting into Birmingham at 1340. We need to check in 90 mins prior to departure as it is a block booking! This is obviously very important.
The return flight leaves Birmingham 1st August at 2005 arriving at 2110. A coach has been hired to transport us door to door on both occasions.
There is a slightly amended itinerary as follows:
1030 – 1200 Warm up and rehearsal
1200 Walk to Christ Church Meadow
1230 – 1330 Lunch (Christ Church Meadow)
1400 – 1600 Rehearsal in Christ Church Cathedral
1600 – 1800 Free time
1800 Evensong at Christ Church Cathedral (by another visiting choir)
2130 Bed for trebles
0900 Rehearsal (tbc)
1330 Lunch at St Stephen’s House
1430 – 1600 Free time (resting time)
1645 Rehearsal at Christ Church Cathedral
1930 Dinner for Boys
2030 – 2200 Free time
2200 Bed for choristers
0800 – 0900 Breakfast
0900 – 1300 Group activity
1300 – 1400 Lunch
1400 – 1645 Free time
1930 – 2030 Dinner
2030 – 2230 Free time (and then bed)
The music list is well-known to us and features:
Responses - Clucas
Venite and Te Deum sung to chant
Jubilate - Britten
Setting of Mass - Darke in F
Ave verum - Byrd
Stanford in C
Give us the wings of Faith - Bullock
Accommodation has been arranged for those who requested it:
I hope that this clear. Should you have any queries please contact me on 07713085908.
Many thanks and looking forward to seeing you all on wednesday evening!