Friday, 1 November 2019

Choir Programme: USA Tour 1988

Choir tours remain part of the outreach work that the Cathedral Choir does today. Having recently found the paperwork while clearing out, this post is a transcribed copy of the itinerary of the two-week tour that the Choir undertook immediately after Easter Day (Sunday 3 April) 1988. All members of the party stayed with host families at each of the locations visited. (And BA215 is still one of the daily flights from LHR to BOS.)

Choir Programme: USA Tour 1988

Monday 4 April

  • 7.00 Depart School
  • 10.15 (UK Time) Check in LHR T4
  • 12.15 Depart London Heathrow Flight BA215
  • 14.30 (US Time) Arrive Boston
  • 15.30 Depart Boston (Coach)
  • 20.30 Arrive Bangor - Meet hosts - Supper and bed.

Tuesday 5 April

  • 10.30 Meet at St John's Church
  • 12.30 Lunch at Church
  • 14.00 Rest period
  • 16.00 Tea and Rehearsal
  • 18.00 Evensong at St John's Church
  • 19.45 Supper
  • 20.30 To hosts and bed

Wednesday 6 April

  • 09.30 Meet at church for day out at Mount Dessert/Seaquarium/Bass Harbour with picnic lunch
  • 15.30 Return to University and Maine Centre for the Arts
  • 16.00 Rehearsal
  • 17.45 To church for supper - collect robes
  • 19.00 To Maine Centre for the Arts
  • 19.30 Concert
  • 21.30 Hosts collect from University

Thursday 7 April

  • 08.00 Depart Church for Litchfield, Conneticut
  • 16.00 Arrive St Michael's Church, Lichfield - Tea at church
  • 16.30 Rehearsal
  • 18.15 Supper at Church
  • 19.30 Concert
  • 21.15 Hosts collect from Church

Friday 8 April

  • 09.00 Meet at church for tour and shopping
  • 11.30 Depart for New Brunswick
  • 15.30 Arrive New Brunswick, Christ Church
  • 16.30 Rehearse
  • 18.00 Supper at church
  • 19.30 Concert
  • 21.30 Depart for Philadelphia with hosts

Saturday 9 April

  • 09.30 Meet St Peter's Church for shopping, etc.
  • 12.00 Lunch at church
  • 13.00 Depart from church for Washington, DC
  • 16.00 Arrive St Mark's, Capitol Hill, Washington
  • 16.30 Rehearsal
  • 17.30 Supper at church
  • 18.30 Reception
  • 19.30 Concert
  • 21.15 To hosts and to bed

Sunday 10 April

  • 08.30 Meet at St. Mark's
  • 09.00 Family Communion (Boys only sing)
  • 10.00 Drink and walk
  • 11.00 Parish Communion
  • 12.15 To hosts for lunch and rest of day free 
Monday 11 April

  • 09.30 Meet at church (leave luggage) for trip to Space Museum
  • 16.30 Rehearsal
  • 17.30 Evensong
  • 18.45 Supper
  • 20.30 To hosts 
Tuesday 12 April 

  • 09.00 Meet at Church for visit to Zoo and Washington Cathedral
  • 13.30 To Washington National Airport
  • 15.20 Depart EA879
  • 17.20 Arrive Orlando; Coach to Cathedral; Tea
  • 18.00 Rehearsal
  • 19.00 Supper at Cathedral
  • 20.00 Concert
  • 21.45 Meet hosts - bed 
Wednesday 13 April 

  • 09.00 Meet at Cathedral for day out at Sea World
  • 14.45 Return to Cathedral
  • 15.15 Rehearsal for boys
  • 16.15 Rehearsal for men and boys
  • 17.15 Evensong with choir of St Luke's Cathedral
  • 18.30 To hosts - supper and bed 
Thursday 14 April

  • 09.00 Meet at Cathedral and depart for Epcot
  • 18.00 Perform at Epcot
  • 19.00 Depart Epcot for Tampa
  • 19.30 Party at St John's Church, Tampa
  • 21.00 on To hosts and bed 
Friday 15 April

  • 09.30 Meet at Church (St John's, Tampa)
  • 11.30 Depart for Sarasota for Day on beach and picnic lunch
  • 18.00 Rehearsal
  • 19.00 Supper at Church of the Redeemer
  • 20.00 Concert
  • 21.45 Return to Tampa 
Saturday 16 April

  • 09.30 Meet at Church (St John's) for Rehearsal/Workshop
  • 12.00 Lunch
  • 13.00 Concert
  • 14.00 Sightseeing
  • 16.30 Meet at Church
  • 17.00 Depart for Airport
  • 19.20 Depart Tampa - Flight BA264 
Sunday 17 April

  • 10.30 (UK Time) Arrive LHR
  • 12.00 Coach to Lichfield
  • 15.30/16.00 Arrive Lichfield. Tea at school. 

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