If you like carols, join us at St Giles’ in December for carols old and new!
First up is our Advent Words and Music service on Sunday 3rd of December at 6.30pm.
Advent season is a time of preparation and expectation in the church – this simple service will include poetry and readings inspired by the season. Alongside well-known Advent carols for everyone to sing, the choir will be performing some more intriguing music to welcome in the start of the new church year.
On Sunday 17th December the choir is in action again as they perform ‘Carols by Candlelight‘ at 6.30pm. This service will include 9 lessons (or readings) which tell the Christmas story accompanied by congregational and choir carols. The service will last around 50 minutes and mince pies and mulled wine will be served afterwards.
If you’re out in Camberwell on Tuesday 19th December, keep an ear out for Camberwell Community Choir from 7pm. The choir will be singing carols in pubs, restaurants and on Camberwell Green raising money for the charity Health, Poverty, Action.
On Christmas Eve, our Crib Service at 3pm contains readings and carols for children. The Christmas story is told through the travels of the shepherds, wise men and the Holy Family! Christingles are lit at the end of the service.
Then at 12 Midnight, join us to sing congregational carols at Midnight Mass. A Festival Mass follows at 10am on Christmas Day.
Our harvest evensong on the 1st of October went so well! Thank you to everyone who took part including our soloists – Diane, Stuart and Matt – who sang beautifully during Haydn’s ‘The Heavens are telling’. Thanks too to Marilyn Harper who accompanied the choir on the organ.
The community choir have also been busy accompanying Hitchcock’s ‘The Lodger’ which was shown on the 15th of October as part of the Herne Hill Festival. The choir first accompanied the film in St Giles’ three years ago. After accompanying Dupont’s Piccadilly (1929) and Hitchcock’s slightly later film, Blackmail (also 1929), the Lodger is the first film the choir has taken ‘on tour’. Thanks to everyone who came along and supported them.
One of Alfred Hitchcock’s most celebrated films, The Lodger is set in the London of the roaring 1920’s. But at night, lurking in the fog, a serial killer known as ‘The Avenger’ is on the loose. When a mysterious man arrives at the house of Mr and Mrs Bunting, suspicions begin to arise…
Camberwell Community Choir first accompanied this masterpiece of cinema in St Giles’ church three years ago. After accompanying Dupont’s Piccadilly (1929) and Hitchcock’s slightly later film, Blackmail (also 1929), The Lodger is the first film the choir is taking ‘on tour’ – to the Herne Hill Music Festival! The screening will be held at St Faith’s Church, Red Post Hill, SE24 9JQ and the screening starts at 6pm.
Reviewers frequently list The Lodger as being in the top three silent films ever made and Hitchcock’s signature combination of stylish camera work, trick shots, menacing themes as well as a good dose of dark humour are all apparent here. Coupled with some exciting music for some of the film’s intense set-pieces, this is a screening not to be missed.
Tickets are available at WeGotTickets. 1920’s dress is very welcome!