Events

SUNDAY 11TH AUGUST, 4.30PM

CHORAL EVENSONG
40 MINS | FREE – DONATIONS WELCOME

Join us for choral evensong sung by St Giles’ choir and friends! Please come and support this free event with some very accessible church music. Music includes George Dyson’s Evening Service in C minor and Roger Quilter’s ‘Non Nobis Domine’. The organ will be played by Everarda Slabbekoorn and Ashley Valentine will conduct.


 

THURSDAY 22ND AUGUST, 7.00PM

ORCHESTRA OF THE CITY STRINGS – SUMMER CONCERT
FREE – DONATIONS WELCOME

The string players of Orchestra of the City venture south of the river for a rare opportunity to explore gems of the string orchestra repertoire. Join us for this FREE informal concert conducted by the brilliant Chris Hopkins.

Elgar – Elegy
Bartók – Divertimento
Dvořák – Serenade for Strings

Conductor – Chris Hopkins


FRIDAY 30TH AUGUST – 1ST SEPTEMBER

PARISH PILGRIMAGE TO WALSINGHAM

Visit the beautiful abbey, shrine and village of Walsingham in North Norfolk and follow in the footsteps of pilgrims who have been visiting this Holy place for nearly a 1000 years. Tickets are £180 for adults and £80 for children. See Doris, Mercy or Bamie after the main Sunday morning service for more information.


SUNDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER, 4.30PM

ST GILES’ DAY CHORAL EVENSONG
40 MINS | FREE – DONATIONS WELCOME

Help celebrate St Giles’ Day by joining us for a festival choral evensong. There’s classic repertoire on the programme, including Stanford’s popular Evening Service in Bb and the anthem, ‘Blessed be the God and Father’ by a former organist of St Giles’ – S. S. Wesley. The organ will be played by Richard Pilliner and Ashley Valentine will conduct.


SUNDAY 6TH OCTOBER, 6.30PM

VIVALDI’S GLORIA
105 MINS | SUGGESTED DONATION £6 ON THE DOOR
(U18’S FREE)

Join us for Vivaldi’s joyful ‘Gloria’ at St Giles’. All proceeds will go towards the organ restoration fund.

Performed by a ‘Come & Sing’ choir, this magnificent work is divided into 12 movements, ranging from festive virtuosity to poignant sadness. There are wonderful aria-like movements from the soloists and uplifting choruses from the whole choir – this is an event not to be missed.

The first half will feature solo performances; the organ will be played by Norman Harper and the conductor is Ashley Valentine.