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12th September 2015
This year's choir medallists

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13th April 2015
Former chorister returns for concert with her brilliant new choir! Sat 23rd May 2015

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31st October 2014
An English Autumn Concert : 21st November 2014

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3rd September 2014
A New Year and a New Music Department

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5th May 2014
David Arcus begins as Interim Director of Music!

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11th April 2014
New Music Staff

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31st March 2014
Clare Competition Winner

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17th February 2014
Mozart with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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16th February 2014
Choral Evensong in Cambridge

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7th February 2014
Rage and Romance : Part 1 Done!

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2nd February 2014
Be a Chorister at Candlemas!

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1st February 2014
Our New Archdeacon Arrives

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31st January 2014
ASS needs you!!!

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25th January 2014
The Men in Southwell

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5th January 2014
A New Year’s Tour in Vienna

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26th December 2013
Christmas has just Begun!

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19th December 2013
Mandela Memorial Service

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5th December 2013
Our New Boy Bishop

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22nd November 2013
The Dove is Launched!

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22nd November 2013
Composition Competition

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Our New Archdeacon Arrives
1st February 2014
 
 


When the office ‘phone rang last Thursday, little were we expecting to hold a service for over five hundred people with just over a week’s notice! It had become apparent to the Diocese that the church who were due to host the Collation of the new Archdeacon of Northampton, was simply not big enough to hold the invited congregation. All Saints had room for everyone, and space to invite anyone to come, something which was impossible at the original church.
 

 

Our Parish Priest, Fr David McConkey, welcomed the nominated Archdeacon and senior staff from the Diocese over the coming days, and all was put in place. For the people of All Saints the service was something of a novelty – from the singing of a worship song and A. H. Malotte’s setting of the Lord’s Prayer by a soloist accompanied by piano, and the modern language of the service itself. We were able to muster about two-thirds of our choir of 24 boys and 16 men, who led the singing of hymns, and the Director of Music contributed Bach’s ‘Great’  Prelude and Fugue in C minor,

BWV 546, and the Prelude and ‘St Anne’ Fugue in Eb, BWV 552 before the service, and concluded the service with the Toccata from Pierre Cochereau’s Symphonie de Boston (originally improvised by Cochereau in 1956). The combination of tradition and innovation was itself a great celebration of the breadth of parishes who will be served by the newly collated Archdeacon, the Ven. Richard Ormston.

The Parish Priest, Churchwardens and people of All Saints were delighted to be able to host the service and greatly looking forward to working with Archdeacon Richard over the weeks, months and years to come. The order of service for Collation can be downloaded here.

 



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