Christmas at St Thomas’s in Lewes

We’re singing at St Thomas a Becket church in the Cliffe, Lewes, on Wednesday 8th December at 6.30pm. It’s a programme of Christmas music, carols (choir and audience) and readings. Just eleven of us are singing, directed by Nick Houghton who will be accompanying one or two of the numbers, and with Susan Bain and…

Westminster Abbey, 13-14 August 2021

We made it! The Abbey were taking what they described as a ‘cautious’ approach – only sixteen singers permitted, single-file and masks on for processing, the men sitting two rows behind the women and no congregation allowed in the quire. It was a bit of a shame that our many family and friends who came…

Westminster Abbey visit

Well, as far as Westminster Abbey is concerned, our August visit is ON. Of course, all our plans could be stymied yet again by the caprice of government. But if it goes ahead, this is what we’ll be singing (all 16 of us – the maximum number permitted): Friday 13th August, Evensong at 5pm Magnificat…

Hoping to sing at Westminster Abbey

Nothing is certain these days. We are booked to sing Evensong at one of our favourite cathedrals, Westminster Abbey, on 13th – 14th August 2021, but are awaiting confirmation. Fingers crossed.

We’ll be back in 2021!

It’s been a quiet year, having to cancel our trips to sing at both Westminster Abbey and Ripon cathedral. But we have plans for 2021, so we’re looking forward to singing together again soon.

This Christmas and plans for 2020

In December a small group of us are taking part in the biennial fund-raising concert for Amnesty International in Lewes. It’s at St Anne’s Church on Sunday 15th December at 7pm. There’ll be many other performers – it’s always a great event and packed out.  Tickets are £12 and on sale here. Come along and…

Rochester Cathedral weekend 25- 26 May 2019

We’ll soon be having the first of two rehearsals prior to our visit to Rochester. We haven’t sung at Rochester Cathedral before and are looking forward to it very much.  Here’s what we’ll be singing: Saturday 25 May: Evensong 3.15pm: Annual Evensong for The French Hospital Canticles: Sumsion in G Responses: Houghton Anthem: Fauré Cantique de…

Christmas concert 2018

The hire music is on its way, the posters and flyers have arrived and the ads have been booked… really looking forward to our Christmas concert which will be on Sunday 23rd December at 6pm  at St Michael’s in Lewes – we should all be in the Christmas mood by then! We’re thrilled to be…

Rehearsing for Summer Cathedral Visits

We’ve had one of our three rehearsals for our forthcoming cathedral visits: Westminster Abbey: our fourth visit will be from Friday 20th July evensong until Sunday 22nd evensong. Music to include Byrd 2nd service, Brewer in D, Berkeley Missa Brevis and anthems by Blitheman, Osgood and Wood. Canterbury Cathedral: our first visit to Canterbury will…

Concerts in Eastbourne and Ringmer in February 2018

We’re giving two concerts in February 2018 and hope to see you there! Where and when: All Saints Church, Grange Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4HE on Saturday 24th February 2018 at 6pm. St Mary’s Church, Ringmer on Sunday 25th February 2018 at 3.30pm. Programme: A chance to hear three choral masterpieces of the twentieth century: Benjamin…