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Christmas is coming for the St Augustine's Singers

posted 26 Nov 2019, 14:51 by Caroline Mead   [ updated 3 Dec 2019, 12:06 ]

Lots of opportunities to hear us sing!

Christmas is a very busy time for us, and the good news is that you're sure to find a time to hear us sing.

This Saturday, 30 November, we'll be singing carols outside John Lewis on the Grand Arcade shopping centre, Cambridge, from 11.30 to 12.30. It's all in aid of local charity Cambridge Hedgehogs.

On Sunday, 1 December we'll be singing at the 9.30am service at St Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge CB4 3PS. This will feature Byrd's Beata Viscera.

On Saturday 7 December it's the first outing of our programme Christmas in Albion, featuring music across the British Isles. It's at the Church of St Peter and St Mary Magdalene on Church Street, Fordham, at 6pm, with works by Vaughan Williams, Britten, Byrd, Phillips, Matthias, Gardner, Mead and Poston. FREE, with retiring collection. 

On Saturday 14 December we're at Great St Mary's, Senate House Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PQ at 3pm for the Addenbrooke's Kidney Patients' Association's annual Carol Service, featuring works by Vaughan Williams and Byrd. The address is from Dr Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge

Then our last event of the year is on Saturday 21 December at the Michaelhouse, Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1SU at 1pm - another chance to hear our Christmas in Albion programme. FREE, with retiring collection in aid of the Michaelhouse Singers.

We hope you'll come and join us!

Next concert coming soon!

posted 20 Oct 2019, 12:46 by Caroline Mead

Brahms' German Requiem - Saturday 9 November

Come to Brahm's German Requiem with the St Augustine's Singers, featuring Alanya Reynolds (soprano).
FREE, with retiring collection.

Good Friday Meditation, Friday 19 April

posted 10 Apr 2019, 13:26 by Caroline Mead   [ updated 10 Apr 2019, 13:28 ]

Come to a Good Friday Meditation, a feast of readings, images, silence, and music.

The music will be performed by St Augustine's Singers and will comprise works by Josquin, Mozart, Fauré
 and Brahms.

Friday 19 April, 12pm
St Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge CB4 3PS.


TWO opportunities to see our Christmas programme

posted 7 Dec 2018, 14:23 by Caroline Mead

You have not one, but TWO opportunities to see our programme 'An International Choral Christmas'!

The programme includes music from eight different European countries: England, Wales, France, Germany, Hungary, Greece, Spain and Italy, by composers including Berlioz, Monteverdi and Victoria.

You can catch it at St Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge CB4 3PS on Saturday 8 December at 6pm, and Michaelhouse Centre, Trinity Street, CB2 1SU on Saturday 15 December at 1pm.

Both events are FREE, with a retiring collection.

Round and Round: Percy Grainger and Friends on Wednesday 5 December

posted 25 Nov 2018, 06:46 by Caroline Mead   [ updated 25 Nov 2018, 07:14 ]

On Wednesday 5 December, we're performing as part of Round and Round: Percy Grainger and Friends at West Road Music School Concert Hall.

This is a programme of orchestral and choral music featuring the work of Percy Grainger, the Australian composer, pianist and folk music collector.

This special gala concert will feature the combined forces of Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Voices, St Augustine's SIngers and Symphonia Academica.

We'll be singing Love Verses from the Song of Solomon, and we're also part of Father and Daughter - an epic work for five soloists, two choruses, and multiple other instrumentalists!

Hope you see you there.

Masterpieces of the Baroque on Saturday 10 November

posted 6 Oct 2018, 03:40 by Caroline Mead

Come to our next concert on Saturday 10 November, Masterpieces of the Baroque.

It will feature Colin Hazel on the keyboard, Michael George on the cello and Alanya Reynolds (soprano).

Hope to see you there!

Good Friday Meditation: Friday 30 March

posted 25 Mar 2018, 13:01 by Caroline Mead

Come to a Good Friday Meditation, a feast of words, images and music.

The music will be performed by St Augustine's Singers. It will comprise
Funeral Ikos by John Taverner
Sancta Civitas by Messiaen
Ave Verum Corpus by Mozard
In Paradisum from the Requiem by Faure

Friday 30 March, 12pm
St Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge CB4  3PS.


Reviews of Son et Lumière 2

posted 25 Mar 2018, 12:55 by Caroline Mead

We've had some great feedback from our concert Son et Lumiere 2!

'An incredible event to happen in a small village church.'

From soloist Amanda Dean: 'THANK YOU for a fantastic event on Saturday. Properly spectacular - I really enjoyed taking part!'

Son et Lumière 2, Saturday 17 March 2018

posted 5 Mar 2018, 14:53 by Caroline Mead

Come to a stunning concert of music and projected imagery with Amanda Dean and the St Augustine's Chamber Choir.

It will feature the Berio Sequenza III for female voice, a real showpiece that requires acting as well as singing abilities. It also features Wright and and Van't Hoog's Zip 1, Zip 2 and Zip 3, a series a short video observations of daily phenomena. This will provide visual interpretation for a musical work for the choir.

Finally, there will be the first performance of Richard Hoadley's Unthinking Things, for choir, electronics and projections of dynamic notations, based around concepts investigated by Bishop George Berkeley in 'A Treatise Concerning he Principles of Human Knowledge' written in 1710.

A one-of-a-kind concert that is not to be missed.

Saturday 17 March, 6pm
St Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge CB4  3PS.

FREE with retiring collection.

Merry Christmas

posted 21 Dec 2015, 13:35 by Caroline Mead

Our final concert of the year was 'Christmas Bells' at the Michaelhouse in Cambridge on 19th December.

The church was full to bursting - we even had to turn people away - and the feedback was excellent:

"Lovely concert."

"Helped me prepare for thinking about Christmas."

The choir's final appearance of 2015 will be at the Midnight Service on Christmas Eve at 11.30pm at St Augustine's Church, Richmond Road, Cambridge. We'll be singing Philip Mead's Christmas Bells and Charles Ives' beautiful carol, Little Star of Bethlehem.

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