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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.

Vacancy for Director of Music/Organist

St Andrew’s Colyton

Autumn 2018
With the imminent retirement of the Director of Music, we seek a gifted and collaborative musician to join our ministry team. We wish to enhance our strong choral tradition, maintaining our extensive repertoire and exploring new music and styles of worship.

For more details please click here.

Please also see our Music at Colyton page.

Closing date for applications: Friday 6th July 2018
Interviews to take place on: Friday 20th July 2018

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.

In Ecclesia sing at Musbury on Palm Sunday

There will be a special service of Evening Prayer at Musbury church on 25th March, Palm Sunday, at 6.30 pm. We are delighted to welcome In Ecclesia, whose mission is to to maintain and promote the glorious tradition of Anglican choral music by bringing that music to churches large and small. This will be a chance to hear superb singing within the service and a wonderful way to mark the beginning of Holy Week. We hope to see you there!

Carols and Christingles

Carol services are taking place in all our churches, and there is also carol singing around some of the villages. All are most welcome!

Update on Friday 22nd December:

Fri 22nd – 6.45 Carol singing around Branscombe meet at the hall

Wed 27th – 7.00 Carol service Southleigh

 

Sun 3rd – 6.00 Advent Carols in Branscombe

Mon 4th – 6.00 Christingle Branscombe

Sun 10th – 4.00 Messy Christingle making, then 5.00 Christingle service Colyton

Fri 15th – 6.00 Carol singing around Colyford, meet at St Michaels

Sat 16th – 4.00 Carols, Christingle and Procession, Southleigh

Sun 17th – 11.15 Carol Service Branscombe

Sun 17th – 5.00 Carol Service Musbury 

Sun 17th – Carol Service Colyton

Sun 17th – 6.45 Carol singing around Branscombe meet at the hall

Wed 20th – 7.00 Carol Service Colyford

 

For full details of all Christmas services, please see the Christmas leaflet available on the home page.

Luka Okros Piano Recital

The Friends of St Andrews present the return of the acclaimed Georgian pianist Luka Okros on 18th November at 7.30pm

Axe Vale Orchestra at Colyton

Sunday 15th October at 3.00 pm, St Andrew’s Church

Entry £10 incl. tea and cake – free to students and Under 16s.

Conductor Arturo Serna, Leader Alexandra Ennis
A full programme including:
Poulenc Sonata for Flute, arr. Berkley, Soloist Jeremy White
Mozart Symphony no 31 (“Paris”)

Inspirations – piano and voice

In St Andrew’s on Wed 13th September at 7.30, with Henry Perry and Steph Berner.

Pelleas Ensemble and Pimms at Colyton

The Pelleas Ensemble will play on Saturday 29th July, with Pimms and Canapes served on the green beforehand from 6.45.

Spirit to Spirit Choir

As part of the God at Work festival, the renowned Spirit to Spirit Choir with Andrew Hague will give a free concert at St Andrew’s Colyton on: Saturday 24th June at 7.30 pm

Colyford Summer Concert

 

The St Michael’s Summer Concert this year is on Saturday 8th July at 12 noon, with Alex Davies, organ, Alison Davies, Saxophone and David Fouracre, Baritone. Followed by ploughman’s lunch including dessert and tea or coffee.

Tickets £8 in advance from The Little Shop Colyton or Colyford Post Office; or £10 on the day. Under 18s free.

All proceeds to the organ fund.

Christian Aid Concert

A free concert – donations to Christian Aid – in St Andrew’s Church on Wednesday 7th June at 7.00