ARRIVING ON THURSDAY
Singers and their accompanying persons are invited to gather informally in reception at the Tower Hotel from 6pm onwards.
Please be at ChristChurch well before 7pm -there will be a sign up sheet and lanyard/name badge collection point there
The heating should be on, but remember to dress warmly for the cathedral
Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided during rehearsals lasting longer than 60mins. Please bring a keep cup if possible (although we will have a supply of disposable cups if you need them) Please do not use kitchen cups and cutlery unless advised to do so.
FRIDAY IN THE PARISH CENTRE & THEN DINNER TOGETHER
St Joseph and St Benildus Parish Newtown, Waterford, X91 W659, Ireland
Check your timetable to note the sectionals and breaks in rehearsals that apply to you.
There should be pub food nearby but many may chose to return to the city centre for lunch ( around 20 mins walk to Tower Hotel)
The building called Waterford Montessori School is the centre of the Parish complex. The School have the day off to facilitate us.
Joe will be on hand to direct people to the entrance to the building!
The event dinner is at Emiliano’s at 8pm. If you have booked to attend you should bring €35 per head in cash for Louise to collect on FRIDAY MORNING ( correct change please! )
BACK IN THE CATHEDRAL FOR SATURDAY
Note your rehearsal breaks. There are numerous cafes and food outlets in the region of Christ Church
The soloists and players arrive through the course of Saturday afternoon and our first tutti rehearsal will be ay 4pm. Choir needs to be in place by 3.45pm
Dining on Saturday evening is informal so hook up with your fellow singers and book in advance ..here are a few hints from our host…
On the Saturday night, people can make their own arrangements. If you wish to try without booking, I’d recommend Geoff’s cafe bar in John St, or McLeary’s on the Quay.
For restaurants requiring booking, the strong advice is book sooner rather than later. If you’d like some recommendations, I’d mention Everett’s (next door to Emiliano’s), The Reg (opposite the hotel), Bodega on John St, or Momo’s on Patrick St.Alternatively people may simply wish to use the bar food or the restaurant in the hotel. Even then, the staff advise me that booking ahead is advisable.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HELP WITH IDC’s HOSPITALITY FOR SOLOISTS & PLAYERS ON SATURDAY?
Would you to help and /or donate some cash towards the soloists & players’ food on Saturday?
Help SERVE- from the kitchen at any of these times 13.10, 15.30 and 1800?
Help FUND – we will gladly collect any cash donations towards the expense of their two meals (which will be around €20 per head)?
You will be briefed about Sunday’s arrangements on Saturday morning
Reminder – choir concert dress is all black. Men no jackets. Women 3/4 or full sleeves and trousers or 3/4 to full skirts/dresses.
Black folders. No photocopies on stage, so use a score or a digital versions on a device