Concert in aid of Japanese Tsunami appeal

Japanese Tsunami Appeal Concert

Monday 11 April


Alice Privett (soprano)
Julia White (oboe)
Paolo Baroni (cello)
Kiyoko Fukuo (piano)

Haydn: Trio in D major for Oboe, cello and piano

(original is for flute, cello and piano) Hob.XV:16

I. Allegro

II. Andantino piu tosto Allegretto

III. Vivace assai

Barber:   Hermit Songs

III. St. Ita’s Vision

IV.The Heavenly Vanquet

V. The Crucifixion

VIII. The Monk and His Cat

IX. The Praises of God

Gounod: Jewel Song from Faust

-interval with Japanese sweets-

Faure : Elégie for cello and piano

Poulenc : Sonata for flute and piano

I. Élégie

II. Scherzo

III. Déploration

Kodaly: Adagio for cello and piano

Poulenc : La courte paille

I. Le sommeil

II. Quelle aventure!

III. La reine de eœur

IV. Ba, Be, Bi, Bo, Bu

V. Les anges musieiens

VI. Le carafon

VII. Lune d’Avril

Duparc : chanson triste

Admission Free, donations in aid of Red Cross Japan Tsunami appeal.

Holy Week and Easter Services

Picture of emerging paeony shootsHoly Week and Easter services will be held as follows:

Thursday 21 April: Maundy Thursday service at 7 pm in the hall.  A simple shared supper followed by a brief celebration of holy communion.

Friday 22 April: Good Friday service at 11.15 am in the church.

Sunday 24 April:  Easter Sunday service at 11.15 am with holy communion.

Sunday 24 April: Easter Sunday evening service at 6.30 pm.

There will also be a concert in the church on Good Friday evening at 7.30 pm featuring music for soprano, cello and piano.

Recital of the King James Bible

Cover of the 1611 King James Bible
The cover of the 1611 King James Bible

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

Church Spring Clean

Street graffiti of a cleaning lady
Cleaning Lady by Bulent Yusuf

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

The life of a brass player

Lord Nelson Brass

The life of a brass player

Wednesday 27 April 2011

1.10 pm

Bach arr. Canadian Brass: Little fugue in g minor
Kamen: Quintet
Maynard: Fanfare
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

Admission free – retiring collection

Good Friday Concert

Poster for Seasons concertIsmena, 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).

Roseburg Concert Chorale

Roseburg Concert Chorale
Oregon, USA

Wednesday 23 March 2011 at 1.10 pm

Jason Heald – conductor

Voices from the American Church: a cappella anthems from American composers

Jean Berger Speak to one another in Psalms,

A rose touched by the sun’s warm rays

L. Stanley Glarum Make a joyful noise unto God,

We give thanks to Thee,

Trust in the Lord
W. S. Hays arr. Heald  Angels, meet me at the crossroads

Jason A. Heald Mass

Heald Three spirituals

Alice Parker Happy in the Lord

Virgil Thompson My shepherd will supply my need

Admission free – retiring collection

Guild Projects

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.

Lenten bible study

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 6 April.