Resident choir in Ripon Cathedral

This residency is based in the charming town of Ripon. Ripon Cathedral has the oldest crypt in England, dating back to the the 7th century. Each night, a "wakeman" still blows a horn to announce curfew - a practice that has been going on since the 9th century. Ripon is ideally located for wonderful day trips to some of the most historic and scenic towns and sites in the north of England.

Saturday FLIGHT

Depart US en route for Manchester

Sunday ARRIVE IN ENGLAND –BRONTE COUNTRY - RIPON (8 nights)

Bronte Sisters Parsonage, Walking tour of Haworth with guide

Monday RIPON

Guided tour of Ripon Cathedral

Rehearsal in Ripon Cathedral

Choral Evensong in Ripon Cathedral

Tuesday CASTLE HOWARD

Castle Howard

Choral Evensong in Ripon Cathedral

Wednesday YORK

York Minster, Ghost walk, Jorvik Centre

Thursday DURHAM

Guided tour of Durham Cathedral

Choral Evensong in Ripon Cathedral

Friday FOUNTAINS ABBEY

Fountains Abbey

Choral Evensong in Ripon Cathedral

Saturday CASTLE HOWARD

Castle Howard

Informal concert in the Chapel at Castle Howard

Choral Evensong in Ripon Cathedral

Sunday RIPON

Sung Eucharist and Choral Evensong in

Ripon Cathedral

Monday DEPARTURE

Transfer to airport for flight back home