May 2018
The “Come and Sing” event on Palm Sunday was well supported by singers and listeners. With a choir of around seventy, Lynn James worked hard in the relatively short rehearsal to emphasise the finer points of Fauré's “Requiem”, and to introduce the magnificent Kyrie from Vierne's “Messe Solennelle” to the responsive singers. It was felt that the result was a suitable introduction to Holy Week.

Arts Week ( 20th- 27th May) includes two musical events.
First, at 4.00pm on Sunday 20th May, the Thornbury Chamber Orchestra, conductor Chris Hill, will be giving a concert which will include Handel's Organ Concerto op7 no 4 and Bach's Suite no 2. There will be no charge for admission, but a retiring collection will be taken.
Secondly, on Saturday 26th May David Rice, the organ scholar from Tewkesbury Abbey will be playing at our “Coffee Cake and Music” recital beginning at 11.00am, and preceded by refreshments served from 10.15am. David is an accomplished performer, and it is always particularly good to welcome younger players!
Also on Saturday 26th May, the annual choir plant and produce stall will take place on the church lawn. Plants, small cakes and any other items to sell will be most welcome.

                                                                           Nigel Davies

Music for May

6th   am Jubilate (Collegium Regale) – Howells     
Mass of the Creator – Sanders

       pm O Nata Lux – Tallis         Smith Responses      Dyson in F

            How Lovely are the Messengers – Mendelssohn

13th am All-age Service

20th am I will Sing with the Spirit – Rutter
Mass of St James – Davies

       pm Litany to the Holy Spirit – Hurford    Bertalot Responses
And I saw a New Heaven – Bainton   Howells in G

27th am A Prayer of St Patrick – Rutter         Ireland in C

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