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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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Be a Chorister Day
3rd February 2013
 
   

On Sunday 3 February, the church of All Saints opened its doors, and children flocked from across the county to come and get a very brief taste of the remarkable life of a chorister at All Saints! With the assistance of the truly fabulous local soloist and teacher Natasha Thompson, even the shyest child quickly became engrossed in the fun and frenetic rehearsals, learning a number of songs and singing games which they later performed in a mini-concert to their parents and

current choristers. Even the coolest adolescent couldn’t help but getting into the swing of “Mango, mango!”

Between rehearsals, not a minute was spared, as the ‘Be a Choristers’ and a number of volunteer choristers played team games, reflecting the collaborative nature of chorister life. The mixed ages of the children was again not a problem, as each child performed the games and charades to the best of their ability, as a chorister – regardless of experience – always must. Every child then coloured in their own commemorative t-shirt, before consuming vast quantities of delicious home-made cake, biscuits and brownies! The ‘Be a Choristers’ then joined the Choirs, to prepare for Evensong.
 
 


Marking Candlemas, Evensong began with a spine-tingling performance of Charles Wood’s great ‘Hail, Gladdening Light’, sung antiphonally across the two galleries by the Choirs. The canticles were sung to Ian Farrington’s ‘Blues’ Service, with its clear jazz, gospel and blues influences, and strikingly restrained 'Nunc Dimittis’. Finally all the junior singers came together on the chancel steps, each with a candle, to perform Philip Wilby’s gently moving ‘Make me a Light'. The choristers and the ‘Be a Choristers’ sung with great sweetness and professionalism, as though they’d been singing together for years. The service then proceeded into Benediction, as it does on the first Sunday of every month. A truly memorable end to a truly fantastic day.

 

 



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