Tour 2017 to City of Tours, on the Loire, France


Tour to Tours 2017

Accommodation at the Hotel Ibis Budget
27, Rue Edouard Vaillant
5 days, 4 nights B & B + 2 Evening Meals
Departure: 00:10hrs June 11th Return: c22:30 June 15th.
Included is
All travel and hotel plus
*Three high quality concerts in wonderful venues (Cathedrals, Chateau & Castles of the Loire Valley!).
*Fully comprehensive travel insurance
Cost £380 pp

Tour Schedule (Final)
8 June Venue: St Andrew's Church
19:00 - 22:00 Tour Rehearsal
10 June Venue: St Andrew's Church
** NB: Please bring your suitcase to the Church before the rehearsal or concert - the coach will be meeting us there after the concert**
11:00 - 13:00 Tour Repertoire Rehearsal
14:00 - 16:30 Gala & Pre-Tour Concert Rehearsal
19:30 SUWO Summer Gala & Pre-Tour Concert
23:45 Meet at Church to load coach

Day 1 Sunday 11 June
00:10hrs Coach to Depart for France via Eurotunnel
06:20 Check in Folkestone Eurotunnel depart 07:20
08:55hrs CET Arrive Calais
16:00hrs Arrive City of Tours, check in Hotel Ibis
19:00hrs Dinner in Café Leffe

Day 2 Monday 12 June
07:30hrs Breakfast
08:45 Board Coach and depart for Chisseaux Boat Cruise
10:00 BOAT TRIP LA BELANDRE arrive at 09:45 Maison Eclusière de Chisseaux - B.P. 4 -
37150 CHISSEAUX €6.20pp 50' Loire River Cruise
11:15hrs Board Coach and depart for Chenonceau for Concert 1
13:00hrs set up & sound check
14:30hrs Concert 1 Château de Chenonceau Carrefour des Cedres!
After the concert we have free entry to explore the Château
17:30 Board Coach and depart for Hotel and evening meal in Café Leffe

Day 3 Tuesday 13 June
09:00hrs Coach to Château de Chambord - where we have free entry to explore
13:00hrs set up & rehearsal
15:00hrs Concert 2 Chapelle Royale du Château de Chambord
17:00hrs Board Coach and depart for Hotel, group meal TBA

Day 4 Wednesday 14 June
Free morning
12:30hrs Coach to Château de Valencay
15:30 Meet with M. Gilles Branchoux followed by visit to the Musee D'Automobile and exploration of of the Château
17:00hrs set up & rehearsal
18:30hrs Concert 3 Cour des Ecuries at Chateau de Valencay
20:00hrs Vin d’Honneur & evening meal kindly offered by Monsieur le Maire de Valencay
21:30 Board Coach for return to Hotel

Day 5 Thursday 15 June
09:00 Depart Tours after breakfast for Sheffield via Eurotunnel
16:20 Check in Calais Eurotunnel depart 17:20
16:55 GMT Arrive Folkstone depart 17:25
22:30hrs ETA Music Department, Sheffield Fin

The Band


Victoria MacDonald

Flute 1

Alice Hughes, Alexandra Walton, Caitlin Washbourne

Flute 2

Ruth Gillies, Ben Topliss, Rebecca Hawkins

Oboe 1

Arron Lord, Emily Heaphy (Cor Anglais)

Oboe 2

Luke Hawtin

Bassoon 1

Jonathan Taylor-Mew

Bassoon 2

Tristan Fanning

Eb Clarinet

Alasdair McComb (+Cl.1)

Clarinet 1

Ellie Haynes, Jonathan Eyre, Emily Doyland, Amy Thomas

Clarinet 2

Hannah Horsewill, Gemma Appleton, Joanna Booth, George Bunn

Clarinet 3

Laura Barlow, Matt Oxley, Emily Lancashire

Bass Clarinet

Alex Lyon

Alto Saxophone 1

Jonny Poole

Alto Saxophone 2

Jothi Venkatesh

Tenor Saxophone 1

Toska Wonfor

Tenor Saxophone 2

Megan Armson

Baritone Saxophone

Emily Overend


Clive Gandee (Guest)

Trumpet 1

Natasha Fretwell (+Cornet), Dylan Leyland

Trumpet 2

Hannah Jones (+Cornet), Tom Cowling

Trumpet 3

James Wells, Gerry Simpson

Trombone 1

Freya Riding

Trombone 2

James Booth (+Trumpet), Hannah Crawford

Bass Trombone

Katy Surridge


Daniel Morgan


Andy Sales

String Bass

Stuart Land

Percussion 1

Matthew Cannon

Percussion 2

David Moodie

Tour Repertoire

49th Parallel (V Williams)
Bond.... James Bond (Monty Norman, John Barry, Mervin Hamlisch... arr Stephen Bulla)
Bravura (Graham)
English Folksong Suite (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
First Suite in Eb for Military Band (Gustav Holst)
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana (Pietro Mascagni)
Legends of the Bear (Gareth Wood)
Les Misérables (Claude-Michel Schönberg)
March: Washington Post (Philip Sousa)
Moment for Morricone (Ennio Morricone)
Padstow Lifeboat (Malcolm Arnold)
SATIN DOLL (Duke Ellington)
SPANISH DANCE (Dmitri Shostakovich)
The Good Life (Burt Rhodes arr. Roy Walmsley)
The Horsefly (Cornet Trio) (Cy Payne)
West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein arr Duthoit)
When the Stars Begin to Fall (Anon)
Yorkshire Overture (Philip Sparke)

© Widdowson & Hemingway 2016