Tour 2018 to Cologne, Germany


Tour to Cologne 2018

Accomodation in hostel - Pathpoint Cologne
5 days, 4 nights half board (including breakfast and evening meal)
Departure midnight on Saturday 9th June
Return c21:00 Thursday 14th June
Included is:
All travel and accomodation plus
*Fully comprehensive travel insurance
*Three great concerts in and around Cologne plus the opportunity to perform outside Cologne Cathedral!
*Entry to Beethoven's house

Tour schedule:
Day 0 Saturday 9th June
12:00-16:00 Rehearsal in St Andrews Church
19:30-21:30 Gala Concert in St Andrews Church
Hang around in Bar One until coach arrives.
23:30 Meet back at St Andrews Church to prepare percussion for loading
00:00 Depart on coach from St Andrews Church

Day 1 Sunday 10th June
07:20 Eurotunnel to Calais
13:30 Check in at accommodation
Explore Cologne either on foot or by public transport
19:00 Evening meal at Haxenhaus
20:30 Free time

Day 2 Monday 11th June
08:00 Breakfast at accommodation
09:00 Depart for Bonn
Spend time exploring Bonn
14:00 Visit to Beethoven's House
16:00 Walk to concert venue
16:30 Set up and rehearse in Bonn
18:00 Concert 1: Namen-Jesu-Kirche, Bonn
19:45 Coach pick up
20:30 Evening meal at Pizzeria Il Valentino (20 minute walk from accommodation)

Bonn is a city in western Germany straddling the Rhine river. It's known for the central Beethoven House, a memorial and museum honoring the composer's birthplace. Nearby are Bonn Minster, a church with a Romanesque cloister and Gothic elements, the pink-and-gold Altes Rathaus, or old city hall, and Poppelsdorf Palace housing a mineralogical museum. To the south is Haus der Geschichte with post-WWII history exhibits.
Largely destroyed in World War II, originally a Roman settlement (2,000 years old), Bonn was the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany until the post re-unification referendum. This provincial university town is still home to many places of interest, especially to musicians including Beethoven's House.

Day 3 Tuesday 12th June
07:30 Breakfast at accommodation
08:30 Meet with coach to Rüdesheim
Spend time exploring Rüdesheim am Rhein
14:00 Depart Rüdesheim on coach
16:30 Setup and soundcheck in Königswinter
18:00 Concert 2: Marktplatz, Königswinter
Food and drink kindly offered by the Königswinter Town Hall in Haus Bachem after the concert
21:00 Return to accommodation

Visit Rüdesheim, a pretty wine town situated at the southern end of the Rhine gorge. The resort is famous for its bustling, narrow streets and is home to the most famous street in the Rhineland: The Drosselgasse. This narrow, pretty alley is full of cosy wine taverns and beer cellars from which can often be heard the sound of good-natured merriment. Other attractions include visiting the wine cellars, the mechanical music museum or seeing the town by chairlift.

Day 4 Wednesday 13th June
Breakfast at accommodation
Spend time exploring Cologne
15:00 Set up outside Cologne Cathedral
15:30 Informal outdoor concert
17:30 Evening meal at Hard Rock Cafe
18:30 Board coach
19:15 Setup and soundcheck in St Bonifatius Church, Nippes, Cologne
20:00 Concert 3: St Bonifatius Kirche

Day 5 Thursday 14th June
Breakfast at accommodation followed by checkout
Time at leisure/shopping in Cologne
11:00 Coach departs for UK
16:50 Eurotunnel to Folkstone
c20:45 Arrive at St Andrews Church
Unload percussion to soundhouse and go home.

The Band


Dylan Leyland

Flute 1

Katie Muller, Hannah Faulkner, Megan Gunter

Flute 2

Ben Topliss, George Bunn, Charlotte Stevens


Helena Davies (+Flute)

Oboe 1

Emily Heaphy

Oboe 2

Orla Canavan

Eb Clarinet

Eve Tarring (Cl. 1)

Clarinet 1

Georgina Gleave, Ellie Haynes, Amy Thomas

Clarinet 2

Hannah Horsewill, Joanna Booth, Anthony Robinson, Ellie Almond

Clarinet 3

Thomas Macaulay, Matt Oxley, Laura Barlow, Emily Lancashire

Alto Clarinet

Alex Reiss (Cl. 1)

Bass Clarinet

Gareth Owen (Cl. 3)

Bassoon 1

Jonathan Taylor-Mew

Bassoon 2

Tristan Fanning

Alto Saxophone 1

Joanna Sze

Alto Saxophone 2

Jothi Venkatesh

Tenor Saxophone

George Hind

Baritone Saxophone

Beccy Dyche

Trumpet 1

Natasha Fretwell, Greg Ives (+unicycle)

Trumpet 2

Hannah Jones, Tom Cowling

Trumpet 3

Elly Bolton, Sarah Leffler


Lizette Bailey, Gerry Simpson, James Wells

Trombone 1

Freya Riding

Trombone 2

Dan Johnstone


Thomas Coen


Andy Sales, Max Owen


Amzar Chairil, Alex Bishop

Tour Repertoire

Allerseelen Op.10 No.8 (Richard Strauss)
Elegia (Wouter Lenaerts)
English Folksong Suite (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
Gaelforce (Peter Graham)
Hymn of the Highlands (Philip Sparke)
Hymn to the Fallen (Williams arr Sparke)
Ouvertüre für Harmoniemusik Op.24 (Felix Mendelssohn)
Padstow Lifeboat (Malcolm Arnold)
Pirates of the Caribbean, Symphonic Suite (Klaus Badelt arr John Wasson)
Suite No.2 (Gustav Holst)
The Sun Will Rise Again (Philip Sparke)
Yiddish Dances (Adam Gorb)

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