WORDS AND MUSIC INSPIRED BY CAMBERWELL WITH READINGS FROM MURIEL SPARK, ROBERT BROWNING, JOHN RUSKIN READ BY MEMBERS OF THE ARCHERS CAST.
Camberwell Beauty is a celebration of all things Camberwell: a wonderful way to spend a midsummer evening enjoying readings and music, much of it inspired by writers and artists who have lived in, or been inspired by the Camberwell area, from John Ruskin and Robert Browning to Muriel Spark and Jenny Eclair.
We have even managed to convince members of THE ARCHERS to leave Ambridge for the night and come to SE5; Carole Boyd, who plays Lynda Snell, James Cartwright who plays P.C. Burns and Louiza Patikas and Annabelle Dowler, who play Helen and Kirsty.
The combination of local creativity, the beautiful surroundings of the church on a midsummer evening and some very familiar Radio 4 voices, promises to be electric and eclectic evening.
Camberwell Beauty | Thursday 20 June | St Giles Church Camberwell | £5 on the door | Doors & Bar – 19:00 | Programme commences at 19:30 and runs for 90 minutes
Hosted by the Friends of St Giles’ registered charity. The Friends were founded in the 1980’s to help raise funds for the repair and maintenance of St Giles’ Church. It recognises that St Giles’ plays a significant role in the secular life of SE5, in particular through the development of community involvement in music and the arts.
Become a Friend of St Giles’ today – your £25 per annum subscription will add your voice to our growing number of supporters and will add weight to our application for grants, which since 2000, has made possible three phases of significant restoration. Click here for more information.
100% of all profits contribute to the upkeep and restoration of this magnificent building.
SATURDAY 22nd JUNE, 1pm
JUNIOR PIANO RECITAL, FEATURING LOCAL STUDENTS
40 MINS | FREE
Pop in to St Giles’ and have a listen to George, Maggie and Joe who will be practising performing music for their Grade 8 and diploma exams.
Beethoven – Sonata No. 8 in C minor (Pathétique) – 1st Movement
Soler – Sonata No. 12 in D minor
Turina – La Belle Murcienne
Clementi – Sonata No. 6 in F minor – 3rd Movement
Rachmaninov – Elégie
Entry is free – all are very welcome.
SUNDAY 11th AUGUST, 4.30pm
‘COME & SING’ CHORAL EVENSONG
45 MINS | FREE
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.
If you or anyone you know has sung in a choir before and would like to join in, please let us know. Due to holidays we will need a lot of new friends! Rehearsal starts at 1.30pm and there will be refreshment breaks. To let us know that you’re coming, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Music will be available in advance.
SUNDAY 8th SEPTEMBER, 4.30pm
ST GILES’ DAY CHORAL EVENSONG
45 MINS | FREE
Help celebrate St Giles’ Day by joining us for choral evensong. Music will include the anthem ‘Blessed be the God’ by a former organist of St Giles’ – S.S.Wesley.
If you or anyone you know has sung in a choir before and would like to join in, please let us know. Rehearsal starts at 1.30pm and there will be refreshment breaks. To let us know that you’re coming, please email email@example.com. Music will be available in advance.