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Lunch at the Master's Home and Opera at Saffron Hall

Sunday 15th September 2019

Start: 12 noon | Finish: 8.30 pm

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The Master and his wife Emma have great pleasure in welcoming the Guild to their home in Radwinter, near Saffron Walden, Essex.  There was such a huge interest in the event in June he and Emma have kindly agreed to host a similar event on September 15th. After an informal lunch at the Master's home we head off to the award-winning Saffron Hall for an afternoon of opera - a performance of Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde. This is one of Saffron Opera Group’s acclaimed series of Wagner performances. The superb SOG orchestra under Michael Thorne (‘warm and fluent… great sweep and momentum’ Opera) is joined by a cast of exciting young talents and established international stars, including Saffron Hall favourite Elaine McKrill as the adulterous Isolde and veteran Wagnerian Richard Wiegold as her deceived husband. Young British Heldentenor Jonathan Stoughton, hugely admired as Siegfried in both SOG’s Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, promises to set spines tingling in Wagner’s most challenging and thrilling tenor role. ‘A remarkable concert performance… superb’ (The Telegraph on Parsifal)

The Master will leave it to members to make their own travel arrangements to the house by car (parking is available) or by train to Audley End station. A coach will be provided to take those travelling by train to the Hall and back to the station.

If there is engineering work an optional coach will be provided from Guildhall. Transfers from the station to the Master’s house can be arranged.


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Annual Banquet at Guildhall

"A veritable tour de force; stunning atmosphere, seriously impressive food and a funny judge..what’s not to like!
Well done everyone" - Mrs J.D.

"A triumph" - Mr A.W."

"..a brilliant evening at Guildhall last night. The event was spectacular and we, our guests and everyone around us enjoyed it tremendously. A great highlight of a fantastic year" - Mr J.H.

"A magnificent evening was had by all" - Mr K.B.

"It really was the most wonderful and unforgettable evening " - Mrs K.J.

"It was a great privilege to be present of Friday evening on such a splendid occasion.  What a truly stunning and memorable evening. The organisation, the pageantry and the attention to detail was remarkable. A and I enjoyed it all enormously" - C H.C.

Master's Final Dinner at Fishmongers' Hall
"Just a line to say how much we enjoyed the dinner last night, super seat thank you! Please convey our thanks to the Master for a wonderful evening, superb food and company and thank him for all his events over the past year, we have had great times.
We now look forward to the next year, different venues and events." - Mr P.B.

Reception and Supper at Grocers' Hall
"My guests and I really really enjoyed the Ceremony and the dinner at Grocers’ Hall last evening, I am still on a high with sheer pleasure, you, everyone there so kind and welcoming". Mrs A R

"It was good to meet you at last and on such an excellent evening in one of the nicest Livery Halls in the City.  Thank you for making it such a special evening for M and me.   It was so well organised and enjoyable.   The food was first class and the company good as well". Mr D B

RNLI Demonstration and Supper at the Little Ship Club
"Thank you SO much for arranging a most enjoyable evening. Once again, I was able to catch up on friends and make new acquantainces - all thanks to you for the excellent place settings.  The weather was kind to us, the food was amazing and everybody around our table was very happy with the service and the meal."  Ms V H

"Following the interesting demonstration Guild Members and their guests retired back inside the Little Ship Club for a stunning two-course supper with some excellent wine and tremendous companionship discussing the RNLI’s great work being achieved on the tidal Thames.​" Mr D K


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