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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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Christmas at All Saints
1st December 2012
 

All are welcome to all of our services and events, which are Free with collections being taken to help defray the not inconsiderable costs of mounting such a large programme of events.

WEDNESDAY 5 & THURSDAY 6 DECEMBER – SAINT NICHOLAS
 

    

On Wednesday 5 December at 6:00pm Solemn Choral Evensong there will be the annual Boy Bishop ceremony. This was a custom very widespread in the Middle Ages, whereby a boy was chosen, for example among cathedral choristers, to parody the real Bishop. In England the boy bishop was elected on the feast of Saint Nicholas, the patron of children. The real Bishop would, symbolically, step down at the verse “he hath put down the mighty from their seat” during the Magnificat and the boy would take his seat at the verse “and hath exalted the humble and meek”. The candidate for Boy Bishop has been chosen based on his ability to read from the Authorised Version of the Bible – something which the choristers do on a daily basis at All Saints – and on his general leadership skills, irrespective of age. On Thursday 6 December at 1:10pm there will be the first of two Christmas Organ Recitals, given by the

Director of Music – all welcome, admission free with retiring collection. On Thursday 6 December at 6:00pm there will be a Choral Mass for Saint Nicholas’ Day.

SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER – A CHRISTMAS CAROL

On Saturday 8 December at 2:00pm the Parish Priest, Fr David McConkey, will read Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, with traditional Victorian carols interspersed. The performance will last two hours, including an interval, and admission is free, with a retiring collection.

SUNDAY 16 DECEMBER – CAROLS AT ST PETER’S
 

 

On Sunday 16 December at 6:00pm the Choir of Girls and Men will lead a service of Readings and Carols for Christmas, featuring music by Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Lyndon Hilling and Paul Manz, and readings by Kevin Crossley-Holland, William Shakespeare, Rowan Williams & the Bible. The service will last around one hour, in the magical setting of St Peter’s Church, Marefair, NN1 1SR. Wrap up warm!


THURSDAY 20 DECEMBER – CHRISTMAS ORGAN MUSIC

On Thursday 20 December at 1:10pm the Director of Music gives his final organ recital of 2012, featuring Christmas organ music from across the centuries. All are welcome: admission is free, with a retiring collection.

SUNDAY 23 DECEMBER – NINE LESSONS & CAROLS
 
 

The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols is sung by our choirs of Boys, Girls and Men on Sunday 23 December at 6:00pm. This is one of the most popular services of the year at All Saints and members of the congregation are asked to arrive no later than 5:30pm to guarantee a seat. The choir will be performing carols by composers including David Bednall, Dan Forrest, Herbert Howells and Robert Walker, as well as leading a number of the most popular congregational carols. Profits from the service will be donated to Northamptonshire Parent Infant Partnership (NorPIP). This is a registered Charity providing specialist therapeutic counselling to families in Northamptonshire where there are difficulties associated with poor attachment between parents and their babies. The charity works with a wide range of families but in particular disadvantaged families and children, many of whom risk being taken into care as a result of ineffective bonding with their parents.

Skilled intensive intervention at an early stage strengthens the family and can be crucial to prevent family breakdown, mental health problems, disrupted education, substance drug abuse, antisocial/offending behaviour and children being at risk or taken into care.
 

CHRISTMAS – MIDNIGHT MASS & CHRISTMAS DAY
 
 

Midnight Mass is at the new (earlier) time of 10:30pm on Christmas Eve and is sung by the Girls and Men to the Mass of the Nativity by Richard Shephard. Christmas Day sees a said celebration of the Mass at 8:00am with Carols, and the High Mass of Christmas Day at 10:30am sung by the Boys and Men. Both services will feature many of your favourite carols.

     

All are welcome to all of our services and events, which are Free with collections being taken to help defray the not inconsiderable costs of mounting such a large programme of events.

 

 



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