ReReTour 2018 Details - Dates, Schedule & More
Below you will find the particulars of the ReReTour that are known as of late March 2017, including times and places for all rehearsals and the two concerts, excepting the rehearsals for which we are still seeking locations.
Beyond the performing and rehearsing, the ReReTour will include two "official" group dinners and get-togethers- a 'welcome' reception and dinner on Friday, June 8 and a 'farewell' dinner and party on Sunday, June 10. But there will be many, many opportunities for ReReTour attendees to dine and do things together outside of what's outlined below.
Thursday, June 7, 2018 to Monday, June 11, 2018
Note: Clicking on a link of a location below will open the link's own web page while clicking on an address link will open a Google Map of the address that includes all ReReTour events at the address.
Thursday, June 7
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday, June 8
9:30am - 12:30pm
a '76 Tour alum's private home
Near the intersection of Webber & Rushworth Streets in the Borough section of London- about a 15 minute walk from Southwark Cathedral. See the Tour Book for address and contact information.
2:30pm - 4:15pm
rehearsal at Southwark Cathedral
Welcome dinner at Anchor - Bankside
Saturday, June 9
10:00am - 11:00am
possible rehearsal in Garry Weston Library at Southwark Cathedral
rehearsal to be decided Friday afternoon
11:00am - 12:30pm
rehearsal & concert warm-up at Southwark Cathedral
1:00pm - ~2:15pm
concert at Southwark Cathedral
Sunday, June 10
bus departs for Bray from
bus company: Candy Executive Coaches
~12:15pm - 2:00pm
lunch on your own in Bray
concert call & warm-up at Saint Michael's Church
3:00pm - ~4:15pm
concert at Saint Michael's Church
~4:15pm - 5:00pm
post-concert reception at Saint Michael's Church
bus departs for London from Saint Michael's Church
returns to Club Quarters Hotel Trafalgar Square
Farewell dinner at Carousel Restaurant
Monday, June 11
Please click here for information about the ReReTour repertoire.
The ReReTour's unofficial 'headquarters' hotel is noted below. But, in truth, the only things that give it any HQ qualities are that your tour managers will be staying there and the bus that will take us to and from Bray will pick-up and drop-off at or in its vicinity. The hotel is:
Confusingly, the hotel also goes by (and books under) the name The Grand at Trafalgar Square- with a different website and different room availabilities but with the same address and main entrance,
London - Bray Transport
To further add to the experience, ReReTour 2018 is bringing back one of the '76 Tour's predominant non-musical elements- a tour bus! Bray is about an hour's drive outside of London, and Maidenhead, a town that's 1-1/2 miles from Bray, is about a 45 minute train ride from Paddington Station in London. Given the close timing of the Sunday concert in Bray and the ReReTour's farewell dinner that same evening, it makes sense to use a bus so that we can get back to London with some (brief) time to catch our breath, change for dinner, etc. (and, for those flying home the next morning, start packing).
A bus has been engaged from Candy Executive Coaches to pick us up at the Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square at 11:00am on Sunday, June 10 and take us to Saint Michael's Church in Bray. Similarly, the bus will return us to the Club Quarters Hotel in London- departing Saint Michael's Church at 5:00pm.
Pre-ReReTour Rehearsal in Cambridge
The Cambridge rehearsal on April 14 was remarkably successful. Led by Victor, the full repertoire was covered, and 'muscle memory' helped considerably! But! Nothwithstanding its success, it's still important for ReReTour 'definites' to spend some good time before arriving in London refamiliarizing themselves with the ReReTour repertoire. We'd like our ReReTour concerts to come as close as possible to our 1976 standard.
We have done our best to find a balance between economy and comfort that encourages all to come. Please click here for an outline of ReReTour costs that attendees are asked to share.