We were really looking forward to Simon’s organ recital for charity this Sunday. Very sadly, following a positive Covid test, this has had to be postponed and will not take place.
It will be rescheduled but, being realistic, is now likely to take place sometime in the new year. We wish Simon well as he isolates.
It is a timely reminder that it is worth taking a lateral flow test at least a couple of times a week and this is a good habit that helps to keep us all safe and well. There are free lateral flow test kits available to pick up in church – so do help yourself and keep doing this regularly please.
On Sunday 14 November at 3.00 pm Simon Pusey will very kindly be giving a charity organ recital at St Mary’s. .
Sonata no 1 in E flat major Bach
Hebrides Overture Mendelssohn
Suite from Water Music Handel
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel
Admission will be free with a retiring collection to support The Beacon School in Ghana with which we have a longstanding and very precious link.
Please do spread the word and encourage your friends and neighbours to come along as well. All are welcome and it would be great to have their support and enjoyment of the concert also.
Please join us for a Christmas Craft Sale, cake stall and coffee morning at St Mary’s Church Redbourn.
Wednesday 20th October
10.00am – 2.30pm
in aid of our Charity of the Year, ‘Pumps for Mpwapwa‘, Tanzania
- cake stall
- hand-sewn gifts
- gift tags
- and much more!
The Hardynge Choir
Sunday 17th October 2021, 8.00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Redbourn
Fauré – Requiem
Fauré – Cantique de Jean Racine
Boumard – Ave Maria
Kaspar van Rooijen-Din – Treble
John Holland-Avery – Baritone
Matthew Woodward – Piano
Rufus Frowde – Conductor
There will be a retiring collection supporting our CFC Charity of the Year, Pumps for Mpwapwa.
For tickets: Call 0845 475 1664 (5p + usual call charge) or by email to: email@example.com
Unreserved £10; Students £5; Under 16 free.
Gabriel Fauré distilled some of the most beautiful melodies he ever composed into his Requiem. It was almost certainly a musical tribute to his father, who died three years before Fauré began work on the Requiem.
The Cantique de Jean Racine was written for a competition held just before Fauré graduated from the École Niedermeyer in Paris. Fauré won first prize for his gentle, emotionally pitch-perfect entry.
The cover page of the Ave Maria score dedicates the work “To My Father”. It is one of only 14 works by Jean Boumard listed by the French National Library. It is a tuneful and moving work and deserves to be far better known.