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Celebrating Oak Apple Day, St. Mary’s Church,

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Open forum for organists and would-be organists, Holy Trinity Church

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Come and sing Evensong, St. Andrew's

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Area Choral Festival 2018,

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Celebrating Oak Apple Day

Sun 20 May 2018 at 15:00 St. Mary’s Church,, Wanstead, E11 2LN

A seasonal celebratory workshop for singers and musicians with Dr Francis Roads musical director of the London Gallery Quire in one of the finest Georgian Churches in England, featuring West Gallery Music, followed by a Georgian Evensong led by the Rev Gordon Giles a regular contributor to Church Music Quarterly.


Open forum for organists and would-be organists

Mon 18 June 2018 at 19:30 Holy Trinity Church, Rayleigh, SS6 8BB

with James Davy and John Rippin

This evening's event is designed to provide help, encouragement and practical hands on advice in an informal atmosphere on many aspects of playing the organ, such as transferring from piano to organ; choosing repertoire; service playing; technical problems; handling the instrument itself; practising; etc, etc. James and John will put you on the right track and provide answers (hopefully!) to all those questions you meant to ask but never have.

Please arrive any time after 7 p.m. for a prompt start at 7.30 p.m. There will be a break for tea/coffee during the evening and we aim to finish about 9.30p.m.

Cost: Adults £7.50 or £9 for non RSCM members. *School pupils £3.

*Those under 18years of age, unless accompanied by an adult responsible for them, must provide an indemnity form signed by a parent or guardian before the event begins.

Holy Trinity Church is at the north end of Rayleigh High Street (A129) at it's junction with Hockley Road (B1013). Enter the Church via the Parish Centre. Parking is available behind the Church, entrance from Rectory Garth, a small turning off Hockley Road. Trains: The church is about 10 minutes walk from Rayleigh Station (Shenfield to Southend Victoria line). Buses: Arriva and First Essex are the main service providers - please check their on line sites. The latter also runs the X30 Stansted-Southend fast hourly service which goes via Chelmsford and Rayleigh (railway station)


Come and sing Evensong

Sun 01 July 2018 at 15:00 St. Andrew's, High Street, Hornchurch, RM12 6QP

Directed by Andrew Losq An opportunity to sing Choral Evensong according to the Book of Common Prayer, especially for those who do not regularly have such an opportunity. Choirs and individual singers all very welcome. Members of St. Andrew’s choir will be on hand to boost any of us who are less confident.


Area Choral Festival 2018

Sat 29 September 2018 at 00:00

A Special One-day Come and Sing Event for Choirs and Individual Singers led by James Davy, Master of the Music, Brentwood Cathedral and featuring the music of Martin Shaw in the 60th year since his death.


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