General Notices

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Thursday 26th October 2017, 7.30 pm.: St Paul's Cathedral, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In the breath taking setting of St Paul’s Cathedral John Rutter conducts the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a rousing programme including Fauré’s glorious Requiem, featuring The Bach Choir, and the London premiere of Visions – Rutter's new work celebrating heavenly peace: written specially for solo violin, string ensemble and boy choristers.

▪ VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
▪ RUTTER Visions (London Premiere)
▪ FAURÉ Requiem
John Rutter Conductor, Kurson Leong Violin, The Temple Church Choir, The Bach Choir. Cost £33 including coach and gratuities. Booking opens at the April meeting. Tickets all sold – waiting list.

Bookings now being taken for the LPO concert at the Royal Festival Hall on Friday 24th November. Programme – Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Kabalevski: Spring and Glazunov: The Seasons. Conductor Marius Stravinski with Pieter Schoeman violin. Cost £32 inclusive of coach and gratuity. Last date for booking 10th October.
Booking is also open for the Christmas Classics concert by the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 10th December (matinee). Cost £34 inclusive and tickets are sure to go quickly. Last date for booking if seats remain is November 6th

Booking forms from me or at the Concert Group table at monthly meetings.
Valerie Morey


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Based at the York House Sea Front Hotel, in Eastbourne from Sunday April 15th to Friday April 20th 2018 We will use Norman Allen Group Travel.

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Can you spare an hour or two a week to listen to children read in a local primary school? Schoolreaders is looking for more volunteers in Hertfordshire to carry out this important role.

Anniversary Booklet Cover

CLICK HERE to view the above booklet which describes the history and development of our U3A and has been prepared for our 25th anniversary. (Note the document is quite large, over 3M, and may take time to download.)

Overnight tour, December 4/5th 2017

York Minster
We take in sights such as the City Walls and the Shambles, followed by a visit to the Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe. We can also enjoy the Christmas Market.
Day 1. Travel to York by coach - The afternoon is free to spend at leisure in York, and you may choose to visit the National Railway Museum or explore York Castle Museum with its recreated Victorian street, Kirkgate.
Day 2. Morning - Blue Badge Guide Tour of York and the Minster - free time afterwards until we return around 5pm.
Cost: £144 - Single supplement £29 Deposit £75 - please make cheques payable to Tailored Travel and send to Wynne Tranter along with email address.

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A fascinating 6-day tour departing 5th November 2017:
• 4* hotel in Central Florence - a 4 minute walk from the Uffizi Gallery and 300 metres from the Ponte Vecchio;
• All excursions, guided tours and entrance fees included;
• Direct scheduled flights from London Stansted to Pisa;
• 6 days for £899 Single supplement £189.

Some highlights:

Cappella BranacacciUffizi Gallery
Museo di San MarcoThe Bargello
Galleria dell’Accademia • Guided tour of Siena