Music and Wine in Rüdesheim am Rhein, 28-29 March, 2015

Our Captain of Music, Andrew Wise, and CamSoc Soprano Penelope Turner are once again taking a programme of 1930s music to Germany. A number of you were able to travel with them last year to hear them perform in Rüdesheim am Rhein in the heart of Germany's idyllic wine region to the

West of Wiesbaden (Frankfurt).

This time the programme,  Marlene in Paris, is inspired by the German icon Marlene Dietrich. It conjures up the flamboyance, elegance, and dark political undertones of Paris between the two World Wars, where Marlene Dietrich spent much time, living on the Champs-Elysées and mixing with influential figures such as Jean Cocteau and his circle of talented friends.

Andrew and Penelope will be performing songs in English, French and German by Kurt Weill, Francis Poulenc and Edith Piaf, and interpreting some of the hits made famous by Marlene herself (Der Blaue Engel, Lili Marlene…). There will also be piano music by Clément Doucet and Jean Wiéner.

Like last year, the organizer has arranged some fringe events for any of you who would like to can turn this opportunity into a weekend of culture and wine tasting. And like last year, there will be a prime table at the concert for all Oxbridge members in attendance.

There are three events detailed below, all separately priced, and you can make your selection and book accordingly with the organizer, Adolf Störzel via the following e-mail address: info@weingut-adolf-stoerzel-de

Reservations are required for practical reasons, so please let Adolf know what you would like to do by March 13th at the latest. Please mention your affiliation when reserving.

Full Schedule of Events for Music and Wine in Rüdesheim am Rhein on Saturday 28th and

Sunday 29th March, 2015:

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

1.         Saturday 28th March, 2015 from 2pm

Price per Person 34.50€

2pm:               Taxi shuttle to the Convent of St. Hildegard (departure from car park Hotel Rüdesheimer Hof).  Saint Hildegard of Bingen, also known as the Sibyl of the Rhine, was a German writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess and visionary.

2.15pm:          Arrival at the convent; visit to the convent shop (books, information etc.)

2.30pm:           Tour of the convent church with information about the life of  Saint Hildegard of Bingen.

3.30pm:           Taxi shuttle to Bassenheimer Hof; snack and wine-tasting.

4.30pm:           End of event

(Price includes transport, visit, guide, snack and wine tasting.)

2.         Saturday 28th March, 2015 at 6.30pm

Concert at Bassenheimer Hof - Marlene in Paris: songs from 1930s Paris by Kurt Weill, Francis

Poulenc, Edith Piaf...

Price per Person 35€. Oxbridge seating at Concert.

(Price includes (generous) tapas and a welcome drink of 'Sekt')

3.         Sunday March 29th, 2015 from 10am

Price per Person 26.50€

10am:             Tour of Old Rüdesheim followed by a visit to "Siegfrieds Mechanischen

Musikkabinetts" where: 'Ihre Augen werden Ohren machen'!

Siegfrieds Mechanisches Musikkabinett is Germany's longest-standing museum for data-storage musical instruments. Over an exhibition area of more than 400 m², the visitor is introduced in an amusing way to the history of self-playing music and its instruments. From the gentle musical clock to the orchestrion, which weighs tons, the visitor sees and hears a cross-section from four centuries.

This tour will include a wine-tasting of three typical varieties of Rüdesheim 'sekt'. (Price includes transport, visit, guide, snack and sparkling wine tasting.)

The organizer has given the following hotel recommendation: Hotel Rüdesheimer Hof. The hotel built in 1792 is located in the heart of Rüdesheim, close to the picturesque vineyards and historic buildings, it is an ideal starting point in the Rheingau with innumerable culture and sporting facilities for a relaxing holiday.

The concert organizer can take care of the booking for you if you so wish.

Address: Hotel Rüdesheimer Hof | Familie Heymach. Geisenheimerstraße 1 | 65385 Rüdesheim am

Rhein. Tel: +49 [0] 6722 - 91190 | Fax: +49 [0] 6722 - 48194


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

Best wishes,

Caroline Laske