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Events Programme 2022 - 2023




23rd March  5pm - 9pm Exclusive tour of Westminster Abbey
£80 including Dinner and Musical Interludes from the Purcell Club  

This tour is limited to 30 people and does not include transport to the Abbey, which is relatively straightforward from Harpenden and much quicker than a coach journey. Dinner in the café is a 2 course set meal starting at 5.30pm. (menu  available shortly).
The tour commences at 7 pm. At each significant site in the Cathedral, the Purcell Club will sing an appropriate piece, ranging from the 16th to the 21st century, finishing off with an organ solo at the final stop.
If you wish to join the tour please sign up soon as posible. The organisers will require payment in early February so we are asking you to pay as soon as possible after booking your place. (The Chairwoman is gutted that she can't go because she'll be singing the St Matthew Passion in St Albans Abbey that evening - a recommendation if you can't get to this event!)

 Purcell club leaflet


Trip to Devon 22nd - 25th September 2024

More details about this proposed trip and possible visits:
3 nights at Livermead Cliff Hotel. £549 per person sharing plus a supplement of £30 for single. Travel, dinner, bed and breakfast and all entry fees included.

Livermead Cliff Hotel

Outline itinerary:
Sun 22 ;  depart, break journey  at Wells.

Mon23 :  am   Powderham Castle  , Lunch  Torquay harbour, pm  Torre Abbey  (other possibilities:   Buckfast Abbey, Kents Cavern,   Paignton Model Village, house of Marbles)  

Tues 24:  “Round Robin”  Tour  consisting of boat trip at 10.30 from Totnes to Dartmouth (2 hrs), then Ferry to Kingswear , and 14.45 Steam train back to Paignton.  

Wed 25:  return to Harpenden, visiting possibly  Malmesbury (Abbey) or Tewkesbury 


River Dart

     The River Dart at Totnes

Reports on previous events