Kurt Weil and Wine in Rüdesheim am Rhein 22-23 March, 2014

Dear Members,

Our Captain of Music, Andrew Wise, and CamSoc Soprano Penelope Turner are taking their Kurt Weil tour to Germany. Those of you who were delighted by the recital at the Archiduc last year will be excited to hear that they will be playing in the heart of Germany's idyllic wine region to the West of Wiesbaden (Frankfurt). As you can imagine they have had great fun turning this opportunity into a weekend of culture and wine tasting for all those who decide to take a break from the Capital of Europe for the weekend of the 22nd March. There will be a prime table at the concert for all Oxbridge in attendance.

There are four a la carte options, separately priced: make your selection and book accordingly through the single e-mail address: ingeborg.nolte@skynet.be

Ms. Nolte hopes to have all reservations by February 28th, so as to be able to arrange everything! Please mention your affiliation when reserving and if you are looking for a car share.

A la Carte timetable for a weekend of Music and Wine in Rüdesheim am Rhein:

Saturday 22nd March and Sunday 23rd March, 2014

Arrival in Rüdesheim am Rhein between 12pm and 1pm (please arrange your own transportation - about 4hrs by car incl. stops).

OPTION 1) Tour 1 - an opportunity to stretch your legs and get to know the area.

Saturday 22nd March, 2014

2 pm

Price per Person 25€

Your Rüdesheim Guide will meet you at the groundstation of the "Gondola". A nice ride up to the Niederwald with a great view over the Rhine Valley. We will walk downhill through the vineyards and fields and at several viewpoints drinks will be served. We finish our walk in front of "Siegfried's Mechanical Musikmuseum” (http://www.siegfrieds-musikkabinett.de). A glass of sparkling wine (Sekt) will be served before you start your guided tour in the museum. Duration of the afternoon tour circa 3 hours

OPTION 2) Concert - The Songs of Kurt Weill: Berlin Cabaret, French Chansons & Broadway hits from the 20's, 30's, 40's.

Saturday 22nd March, 2014


Aperitif concert with Sekt and tapas (sufficient for a "normal" dinner)

Price per Person 25€ Oxbridge seating at Concert.

OPTION 3) Recommended hotel: Central Hotel http://www.centralhotel.net/en/

Quoted Prices: Single room: 68-93€; Double room: 94-118€

(for these prices, reserve through e-mail address not site)

OPTION 4) Tour 2 - Monastery visit, wine tasting and more

Sunday 23rd March, 2014

10 am - after lunch

Price per person: 35€ (approx.)

Your tour guide will meet you at the hotel, a taxi shuttle is organised, to take you to the "Abbey of Eberbach" (30 mins along the river Rhine). We have a nice walk through the abbey (http://kloster-eberbach.de), wine tasting and a lot of information about the monastery (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eberbach_Abbey).

The monastery: Over the centuries since its founding by St. Bernhard, the famous abbot of the Clairvaux reform monastery in Burgundy, the work of the Cistercian monks has had a decisive influence on the prevailing spiritual thinking and the architecture of the buildings erected here. Today, more than 200 years after Napoleon drove the last monks into flight, you can still feel the effects of this thinking and architecture with your own hands. In the past, the monasteries were the building blocks for a network of institutions, which connected all of the European countries, and which formed essential crystallization points for the development of our Western culture. Today, the cultural traditions which originated from these developments are carefully nurtured by the Eberbach Monastery Foundation as a historical legacy and are shared with a large number people through the numerous cultural events held here. All interior scenes of the movie "The Name of the Rose" were shot here (except for the library).

Lunch at the beautiful monastery restaurant (not included in the quoted price).

An opportunity to taste more wine and local beers and to visit the interesting monastery culinary shop. Return by taxi shuttle. Duration of the tour 4 hours

If you wish to attend this event, please make you booking as mentioned above and put me in copy

Best wishes,

Caroline Laske