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Visit of Haarlem Amateur Symphonie Orkest (HASO)

May 17 - 20, 2007

Numbers: The HASO orchestra will be about 30 players (including conductor) with 10 partners etc. - Total number of visitors 40.

Accommodation: Most of our visitors will stay at the Victoria Hotel in Canterbury, but some (about 16) would like accommodation with our members. I have names of some people who have offered accommodation and hope to allocate the visitors when I receive more information from the Netherlands. In the mean time if any other members wish to offer accommodation (preferably in or very near to Canterbury) please let me know.

Music: We shall be playing: Beethoven: Symphony No 2
Kees Olthuis: “Parade” (1990),
a short piece by each orchestra separately.

Conductors: John Myhill and the HASO conductor will share the conducting.

Timetable of Events

Thursday 17 May HASO will arrive in Canterbury at about 3 pm. Those offering accommodation should be available to meet them at around that time. Our visitors will probably wish to eat together in Canterbury that evening.

Friday 18 May - Visit to Finchcocks We hope as many as possible from the Canterbury Orchestra will join HASO for this visit. The likely schedule is:

9.30 leave Canterbury by car
11.00 arrive at Finchcocks for coffee
11.30 short introduction
11.45 Demonstration/recital
1.00pm lunch, then see House and return.

Cost: £8 entrance + £1.50 for morning coffee + £8 lunch = £17.50 each. We will need to know numbers by April. The lunch is optional, but we assume most people will want to lunch with our visitors

7.30 – 9.30 - Joint Rehearsal at TOSH (arrive 7.15)

Saturday 19 May Rehearsal and Concert in St Andrews URC in Canterbury
2.30 - 4.30 Rehearsal
5.00 - 6.30 Concert Our dress for Concert: Black and Red.

This will be a FREE concert – but we need an audience; please invite anyone who might like to come to join us for this occasion. A working party will be needed from 1.30 to prepare the church and also to restore it to its original layout between 6.30 and 7.00pm.

7.30 for 7.45: Dinner at Café Rouge
We need to know numbers nearer the time, when a £5 deposit per person will be payable.

Sunday 20 May Our guests depart in the morning.

Next Concert

Saturday October 3rd 2009

Charity Concert - Kings Hall, Herne Bay

Following the success of a similar event last year the Orchestra will contribute a programme of English light music by composers such as Malcolm Arnold, Eric Coates and Benjamin Britten to a concert sponsored by Herne Bay Rotary Club.

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