Guernsey's distinctive blue telephone boxes (photo: Alan Ford from Wikimedia Commons)

Guernsey’s distinctive blue telephone boxes (photo: Alan Ford from Wikimedia Commons)

13–16 October 2016


St Peter Port, Guernsey

More about this trip

About the island
If you’ve never joined us for an away trip before, this is surely the one with which to begin. Sitting prettily just 30 miles west of France’s Normandy coast, Guernsey combines Englishness with more than a touch of France, and offers rural tranquillity and breathtaking scenery, plus a mix of familiar and unique shops in  St Peter Port’s bustling streets. The islands were an easy target for occupation by German forces after they took control of France during the second World War, and one of our optional trips will be to the German Occupation Museum, housed in one of Guernsey’s war-time tunnels. We will also have the chance to explore Castle Cornet on the edge of the lively, picturesque harbour, and enjoy a culinary masterclass with a local chef.  Lying 75 miles south of Weymouth, Guernsey temperatures are several welcome degrees warmer than that usually to be found in the south of England.

About the music
The music for this trip mixes the well known with the less well known. Few choral singers will be unfamiliar with Handel’s  Zadok the Priest and everyone who joined us on our fabulous Rhone cruise in 2013 will remember Gounod’s tuneful St Cecilia Mass. You may not have sung Mendelssohn’s Hear my prayer, but you will certainly know its central solo section ‘O for the wings of a dove’: now’s your chance to learn the whole of this lovely piece.

About the performers
Brian Kay, Principal Conductor of The Really Big Chorus, will be musically in charge, and other performers will be announced shortly.

Interested?  Phone Alex at the Guernsey Event Company now: 01481 728686.

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