To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James edition of the bible a team of actors will be reciting the text in the Globe Theatre every evening from Palm Sunday 17 April through to Easter Monday 25 April. For timings and full details see http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/theatre/on-stage/the-bible
The annual spring clean will be held this Saturday 26 March. We will start around 9.30am and continue into the afternoon. Cleaning materials and lunch will be provided, so put on your oldest clothes, get out your marigolds and come along to give us a hand. No previous experience is necessary – jobs are available for all levels of expertise! And believe it or not, it’s good fun!
Note: The TUC is organising a march and rally for Saturday 26 March 2011, entitled March for the Alternative. Roads on the route will be closed and surrounding roads will be closed when necessary to relieve congestion – full details of the march route and roads affected are at http://www.met.police.uk/tuc/index.htm
Bach arr. Canadian Brass: Little fugue in g minor
Elgar arr. Harvey: Chanson de Matin
Mozart arr, Frackenpohl: Turkish Rondo
Humperdinck arr. Roberts: Hansel and Gretel
Schifrin arr. Wasson: Mission Impossible theme
arr. Elkjer: Fly me to the moon
Ismena, a professional soprano-cello-piano ensemble, will be presenting Seasons – a concert of 20th Century and contemporary classical music at the Crown Court Church of Scotland, Covent Garden.
The performance, on Good Friday, 22nd April at 7.30pm, includes the world premiere of a new arrangement of London-based composer Daryl Runswick’s Scottish Ballads, commissioned by Ismena last year, to include a cello obligato. The songs are arrangements of traditional Scottish folksongs, focusing on the life of Mary, Queen of Scots.
Ismena will also perform excerpts from Barber’s Cello Sonata and Hermit Songs, Copland’s 12 Emily Dickinson Poems and Quartet for the End of Time by Messiaen. Another world premiere will be part of the programme – new songs by Ismena’s cellist Mayda Narvey.
Barber’s Hermit Songs are settings of ancient texts written by 8th Century monks and scholars, on subjects such as a pet cat, pilgrimages and the Crucifixion. The concert’s themes are memories, love, loss and faith. The music is hauntingly beautiful and this will be an opportunity for a peaceful and reflective meditation on Good Friday.
Admission to the concert, in the heart of London’s Theatreland, is free (retiring collection).
The project currently being supported by the Guild is ‘A Place for Hope’. There will be a retiring offering in support of this project after both quarterly communion services next Sunday, 6 March.
The following is an extract from a letter of thanks from Blythswood Care, for whom we provided 120 Christmas shoe boxes:
‘From our base here in Kent we sent out 16,660 shoe boxes and this year the final count revealed that as a whole, Blythswood Care was able to pass on a total of 118,256 gift boxes. This is a tremendous accomplishment which could not have been achieved without your contribution.’
The full text of the letter can be seen on the Guild notice board in the hall.
The Minister is holding a series of Lenten Bible study sessions on the theme: ‘The unstoppable march – the journey of Jesus to the cross’. These will take place in the vestry at 6.30 pm on Wednesdays, from 9 March to 6April.