Join us for harvest choral evensong sung by St Giles’ choir and friends! Please come and support this free event which has some very accessible church music.
The evensong will take place on Saturday 13th October at 4.30pm.
Music includes Dyson’s Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in F major and Edward Elgar’s ‘Fear not, O Land’. The organ will be played by Marilyn Harper and conducted by Ashley Valentine.
If you or anyone you know has sung in a choir before and would like to help us sing, please let us know. Registration will be at 12.45pm and rehearsal starts at 1pm. To let us know you’re coming please email email@example.com
Join us for choral evensong sung by St Giles’ choir and friends! Please come and support this free event with some very accessible church music.
Evensong is free, lasts around 45 minutes and will begin at 4.30pm
If you or anyone you know has sung in a choir before and would like to help us sing, please let us know. Registration will be at 1pm and rehearsal starts at 1.30pm. To let us know you’re coming please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.