This year our annual village picnic was hosted by Jill and Peter Hilton, who so kindly offered the use of their lawn after the sucess of last year’s picnic. As with the inaugural event last year, we were very lucky with the weather, and some felt that the venue was an improvement – no wasps, lots of shade and no rabbit holes to trip over. The organising team are pretty pleased with the event and we will be planning next year’s picnic in due course, taking on board any feedback we receive. The winner of the wheelbarrow competition was Martin Briscombe. Thanks to Jill and Peter for their hospitality, and to Margaret Dewrance for coming up with the idea! More photos: Continue reading
On the programme for the next Horncastle and District Choral Society concert – “Anthems through the ages” and “Gilbert and Sullivan Galore”. Join us at St Mary’s Church, May 18, at 7.30 pm. Admission is £7. The choir is conducted by Caroline Boden and accompanied by Chris Hinkins. Full details: Continue reading
You are invited to a concert by the Horncastle and District Choral Society on Saturday December 8th, at St. Mary’s Church, Horncastle, 7.30pm. Music by Handel, Karl Jenkins and Bob Chilcott – a warm welcome is assured. Tickets, priced £7, including refreshments, are available from choir members, and at the door on the night.
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From John Dudley
HOLY TRINITY CHURCH TATTERSHALL MUSIC SERIES 2018.
Sunday 15th 12.30-1.30: July Bain Valley Children’s choir. We will be raising money for The Bain Music Foundation and Bain Valley Children’s Choir. All donations gratefully received. Continue reading
Colin Walsh – Organist Laureate at Lincoln Cathedral is returning to St. Peter’s Church Woodhall Spa on Tuesday 3rd July at 2pm for a free recital. All welcome!
“Colin Walsh is an English organist, who has played many recitals in various religious venues in England as well as two at the Royal Festival Hall. He has also played in many European countries and New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the USA. Some of his work has been released on the Priory label. He has worked as an organist or assistant organist at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle; Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford; Salisbury Cathedral (1978-1985); St. Albans Cathedral (1985-1988); and Lincoln Cathedral. In July 2002 there were plans to sack Walsh, whom The Telegraph described as “one of Europe’s finest church organists”, after differences with the Precentor, Andrew Stokes; however this plan was dropped and he was given a new role. Since January 2003 he has been Organist Laureate of Lincoln Cathedral.” [BBC Music profile] Continue reading
The programme for this year’s Christmas concert “Joy to the World!” features Vivaldi’s timeless Gloria, the Christmas cantata A Winter’s Night by Cecilia McDowall, and a selection of carols. The choir is conducted by Caroline Boden and accompanied by Chris Hinkins.
Before you get stuck into the turkey and plum pudding, here’s our last selection of events for this year:
November 18: Christmas Fayre at the community centre in Alexandra Road, 10.30am to 3pm
Music for Woodhall’s guest performer will be international organist Chris Stanbury. Chris will be on stage at St Peter’s Church Hall, Woodhall Spa, 7.30pm. Contact Philip Groves 01526 353225. Website Continue reading