Sorrento, our base for March’s visit to Sorrento and Naples (photo: A J R Staples)

13–16 March 2014

THE SCRATCH® SORRENTO SERENADE

Concert in *San Lorenzo Maggiore, Naples

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7 February 2014: This trip is now fully booked.  We always get a few cancellations, so if you would like to go on the waiting list, please phone Specialised Travel now on 020 8799 8350/8363.
15 December 2013:  *We have been obliged to change our venue for the concert in Naples, and we will now sing in the church of San Lorenzo Maggiore

Italy and singing—some people cannot think of the one without the other.  Join us in March 2014 to enjoy the indolence of la dolce vita in Sorrento and swap that for the bustle of Naples on our concert day.  If the weather is kind we could experience a little window of summer, otherwise it should just be pleasantly warm during the day.  Sorrento abounds in Renaissance and Romanesque architecture, with one or two less obvious attractions for the persistent culture-vulture such as the Intarsia Museum/Craft shop and the magical San Francesco cloisters.

Brian Kay directs our Mozart programme, featuring the ever popular Requiem, and we will sing in the historic surroundings of Chiesa Santa Chiara, badly mutilated by allied bombardment in WW2 and now restored to something close to its original splendour.  (And yes, Mozart did visit Naples, staying for a while during one of his European tours accompanied by his father Leopold.)  We might not sound like Italian singers by the end of the weekend, but under Brian’s genial direction our standard of singing will improve hugely in two days.  If you don’t believe us, come and give it a try!  As with all our weekend trips, those who don’t want to return to the UK the day after the concert can elect to stay on, with options to visit Pompeii or the Island of Capri .

Our 2013 trips on the River Rhone and to the Bruges Christmas market both sold out, so download the booking form (see link above) and send off for the full brochure straight away.