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Hatfield College

Reunions & Events

Chapel Choir Reunion - 17/18 February 2018

The reunion will be an opportunity to meet friends and singers from the Choir, past and present, as well as perform in one of the finest religious buildings in the country: the weekend will culminate in Matins and Eucharist in Durham Cathedral.

The format of the weekend is as follows:

Saturday, 17 February

2.00pm Welcome and rehearsal in Chapel
6.00pm Rehearsal in the Cathedral
7.30pm Black Tie dinner in the Dining Hall (dinner begins at 7.30pm!)

Sunday, 18 February

9.00am Rehearsal in Durham Cathedral
10.00am Matins in Durham Cathedral
11.15am Eucharist in Durham Cathedral

The provisional music list is:


Responses: Rose

Canticles: Benedicte in B-Flat - Herbert Sumsion; Benedictus in C - CV Stanford

Anthem: Civitas Sancti Tui - William Byrd


Communion Service: Ireland in C

Communion Motet: Ave Verum Corpus - Colin Mawby

If you have questions about the music, please contact the Director of Music, Matthew McCullough.

To help us anticipate how many people to expect and if you would like to attend the Chapel Choir reunion, please register your attendance here. If you are able to come, please let Matthew McCullough (
know which part you wish to sing.

The black tie dinner will be held on the Saturday evening in College. Partners are very welcome indeed, both at the dinner and in the congregations, and the cost per person for the dinner is £25.00. Wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase in the Bar prior to the meal. Bookings may be made online here.

Unfortunately, College is unable to set aside accommodation for this event, however rooms may be available in other colleges through 'Event Durham'; bookings may be made either by telephone at 0800 28 99 70 or by email at Alternatives include a Premier Inn (10 minutes’ walk from Hatfield – located behind the Gala Theatre), The Radisson (ten minutes’ walk from Hatfield) or Travelodge (about 15 minutes’ walk).

If you have any queries, or special dietary requirements, please contact Anthony Bash, the Chaplain (
by Friday 9 February 2018.

You can join the Choir Alumni on Facebook. Do join as it will be a good way to stay in touch with friends.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Hatfield in February!

Contact Details
Mrs. Cynthia Connolly
Hatfield Alumni Office
Hatfield College
North Bailey
Durham DH1 3RQ

T: +44 (0) 191 334 2620