St Giles’ is delighted to welcome back Southwark Youth Orchestra for workshops on the 30th and 31st of August ahead of their concert at St John’s Waterloo on Friday, 1st September.
SYO is an orchestra with a Grade 5+ entry standard targeted at the more experienced young musicians in Southwark. They also warmly invite players from the South Riverside Music Partnership Boroughs of Lambeth, Lewisham and Greenwich.
If you or someone you know would like to come along, you can apply here and find more information about the orchestra here.
We sing choral evensong four times a year at St Giles’ and this October, we thought we’d take advantage of the wealth of music celebrating harvest time. Along with responses by William Smith and beautifully autumnal-sounding canticles by Ernest Moeran, we’ll be singing Maurice Greene’s ‘Thou visitest the earth’ as an introit. Joseph Haydn’s ‘The heavens are telling’ from ‘The Creation’ is the anthem.
We’re very pleased to welcome Marilyn Harper, organist of Christ’s Chapel, Dulwich who will be playing the organ for us. Ashley Valentine from St Giles’ will be conducting. If you are a confident singer and able to read music – please do consider joining us on the day! See our registration form.
If you would like to bring any non-perishable harvest gifts – such as canned food and toiletries – we will be donating them to our local charities: Sunshine House (for young mothers and babies), The Foyer (to help young homeless people find a way back to independent living) and the Pecan Food Bank (to help needy people find nourishment).
After the service we’re hoping to have some harvest mead on offer. In medieval times, it was common for parishes to brew their own mead at harvest time and we’d like to celebrate all the gifts around us with a tipple!
Join us on Sunday 1st October at 4.30pm. All very welcome.