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Musbury Song recital 7 Oct

On the 7th Oct at the church, starting at 6.30pm, doors open 6pm for wine and nibbles.

All are welcome at a song recital.  Words by Shakespeare, performed by a soprano Kipper Chipperfield and on the keyboard Peter Wood.

An event of the Friends of St Michael’s in aid of funds for the Church

Violin and Piano Concert in Colyton 19 Oct

Romanian violinist Maria Gîlicel is an emerging performer recognised for her versatility and passion on stage. Born in 1995, she started her violin and music studies at the age of four learning with her parents. She acquired her professional music degree at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música ‘Adolfo Salazar’ in Madrid , before moving to London. Maria has recently graduated with a First Class Honours degree at the Royal College of Music where she is taking her Masters in Performance degree.

The Pianoraks Northleigh

Saturday 12th October at 7.00 for 7.30pm at the Village Hall. THE PIANORAKS, Bill Young and Ian Richardson. On two pianos they perform a variety of original and cover tracks to great acclaim. Look them up on Facebook!

Tickets £12.00, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £30.00, Under 12 £6.00, including supper – Tel 01404 831476

Ticket only event. In aid of St Giles church

Christian Aid Concert 7th August

Jazz and Pimms July 20th

The Friends of St Andrews presents Le Jazz Quartet on 20th July at 7.30.

Cantamus 14 July

An afternoon concert at 3.30 in St Andrew’s Colyton. Tickets £10 on the door including refreshments.

Jilly Spencer Concert

All are welcome at this free concert in memory of Jilly Spencer.

Carol services in 2018

We start on Advent Sunday, 2 December, with Advent Carols in Branscombe at 6.00 pm.

Christmas carol services around the Mission Community at follows:
Sunday 16th December: 11.15 Branscombe, 3.30 Colyford, 5.00 Musbury
Sunday 23rd December: 6.30 Colyton
Sunday 30th December: 6.30 pm

We conclude with an Epiphany Carol Service on Sunday 20th January at 6.30 in Colyton.

Everyone is welcome to join us for our music and worship.

 

Director of Music/Organist Vacancy

Colyton Church TowerThe Parish Church of St Andrew, Colyton, is looking to appoint a successor to the retiring Director of Music with a gifted and collaborative replacement in our ministry team.

Our robed choir of around 30 adults and children is recognized as one of the best parish church choirs in the South West.  A bursary fund supports the musical education of the choir, especially younger members, and choristers regularly attend RSCM courses and work towards awards.  The organ is a resourceful 3 manual instrument, suitable for teaching.

The musical life of the parish includes Sunday services, special services, Mission Community services, concerts, and weekly choir practices (currently Friday evenings). Remuneration for this post will be negotiable. The current post-holder has supplemented these responsibilities with school-based and private instrumental teaching.  A supportive community of local church musicians offers the opportunity for flexibility within this post and for mutual support.

For more information, please contact:

Revd Prebendary Hilary Dawson

01297 553180       hilary.dawson2@btinternet.com

Piano recital 13 October

The Friends of St Andrew’s, in association with the Tillett Trust Young Artists’ Platform, is proud to welcome a  pianist with a great future to perform for us in Colyton, at 7.30 pm on Saturday 13th October. Tickets from the Little Shop or on the door.

Romanian pianist George Todica started his musical training at six in Iaşi and later moved to the UK to further his studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he graduated with a Masters of Music Degree in 2017. As a concert pianist, he has won over 20 prizes at International Piano Competitions.

This concert will be a tribute to Jilly Spencer.

Choir fish and chip supper

Colyton and Colyford choir members and their partners enjoyed a fish and chip supper on a beautiful evening in the Fouracre’s garden. Many thanks to them for their hospitality. New choir members are always welcome!

Ninebarrow at St Andrew’s

Enjoy this wonderful duo on 21st July at 7.30 with pimms and canapes beforehand.

Come and Sing Bach Vespers

Sunday 13th May at St Andrew’s Church, Colyton EX24 6JS
This event is part of the South Wessex Organ Society Festival. Singers will gather at 1.30pm to rehearse Bach’s Cantata 150 with local Bach scholar Peter Lea-Cox, who is also an artistic adviser to the society.

The assembled choir will then perform the cantata during a service of Vespers at 5pm, accompanied by organ and a small orchestra.

Tickets are £15 at www.sworgansociety.org

Beaminster Gallery Quire 5th May

We are very fortunate to have Beaminster Gallery Quire visiting Holyford on Saturday 5th May, to sing informally at Southleigh at 10.00 am and Musbury at 2.30 pm.

They write: Based in West Dorset, we like to play and sing the sort of music performed by Thomas Hardy’s family and his fictional characters. The music has been described as ‘of th earth’. It has strong tunes and lovely harmonies. Much of our repertoire is derived from 18th and 19th c settings of the Psalms but there is also a large collection of Chrismas Carols as well as a selection of secular music – reels, jigs and glees. Our church music would have been performed from the West Galleries of English parish churches. For performance and services we generally wear costumes, loosely based on the period 1825-1840.

Gesualdo Six

The Gesualdo Six–  singing beautiful unaccompanied choral music from the renaissance to the present day. If you were lucky enough to have been listening to In Tune on BBC Radio 3 on 19th March, you would have heard a feature on Gesualdo Six’s forthcoming UK Spring tour (here is a link to the BBC programme; the feature starts 13 minutes in).

St Andrew’s is a venue hosting one of the concerts from these talented young men. The concert is brought to you by Margaret Clark, the originator of Concerts for Colyton, and supported by the Friends of St Andrew’s (FoStA). Colyton is proud of its legacy in bringing artists of international reputation to our magnificent church. Show your support by coming to this remarkable event. You will be made very welcome.

Tickets available at The Little Shop, Colyton, on the door (pending availability), or online. Telephone: 01297 553238. There will also be a bar and a chance to socialise.