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Thursday 24th January: we go to the Royal Festival Hall and the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Santtu Matias Rouveli with Alice Sara Ott, piano. Ravel, La Valse; Ravel, piano concerto No. 3; Sibelius, Valse Triste and Sibelius Symphony No. 1. Cost £32 all inclusive. Last date for booking Friday 21st December if seats remain.

Wednesday 27th February: also at the Royal Festival Hall, we have seats for the LPO conducted by Vladimir Jurowski with Andreas Ottensamer, clarinet. Wagner – Overture Tannhauser, Weber – Clarinet Concerto No. 1, Smith – Andante for Clarinet and Orchestra and Brahms Symphony No 2. Cost £33 all inclusive. Last date for booking Thursday 24th January 2019.

Thursday 28th March: we have seats for an LPO concert at the Royal Festival Hall – Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis, Mozart Violin concerto No. 5, Beethoven Symphony No. 5. Conductor and violin Pinchas Zuckerman. Cost £33 to include coach and gratuity. Last date for booking if seats remain 27 February.

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


 British Railways Midland Region Class 4F 43924 Oxenhope

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Covering: Harewood House, Bradford, Saltaire, Haworth, Keighley Steam Railway, Harlow Carr Gardens, Harrogate & King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester. Staying HB Midland Hotel, Bradford. Price £445 per person with £68 single supplement if required.
Travel/ Cancellation Insurance available at £24.75pp ( payable at time of booking ). £50 per person deposit payable to Hertford & District U3A with S.A.E. please to:
Dianne Brewster, (Address in November Contact)

Oberammergau Bhne c1860

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Once again, from 16th May to 4th October 2020, the villagers of Oberammergau in Bavaria perform their world famous Passion Play, a tradition which first started in 1634. The performance commemorates Christ’s journey into Jerusalem, His death and resurrection. It involves more than 2,000 villagers, a full orchestra and a vast stage.

Our proposed Oberammergau Passion Play tour will be a five-day tour exclusively for our group, combining the remarkable experience of the passion play with a trip to the castles and lakes of Bavaria.

Departure date: 25th June 2020

22nd March 2019, 4-day coach tour of the WW1 battlefields

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We visit the Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing and the crypt of Messines church, used as a dressing station during the War.

We look at the reconstructed German trenches at Croonaert Wood and visit the famous Hooge Crater Museum. We visit the Worcestershire Regiment Memorial and the Passchendaele Museum, which keeps the memory alive of the 500,000 causalities of Passchendaele through images and films.