Sunday 4 November8pm


The Cornerstone Chamber Choir, Orchestra & soloists 

Directed by Adrian Boynton

In 1873, Alessandro Manzoni, one of Verdi’s heroes, died in Milan. ‘Now all is over’, said Verdi, ‘and with him ends the most pure, the most holy, the greatest of our glories’. This was the catalyst which Verdi needed to complete his remarkable ‘Requiem Mass’, the like of which there had never been - a people’s Requiem, dramatic, emotional and popular. The Chamber Choir and Orchestra will be joined by four outstanding soloists for this special performance, this special All Saintstide/All Soulstide performance, coinciding with the commemorative of the end of World War 1. 

Tickets £16.50 (conc £16), £14.50 (conc £14), child £1 available from;; phone 07961 348697, 01908 246486 or 07971 443970

November 10th 7.45pm
A centenary commemoration of the Great War
John Byron (director)
Alex Aitken (piano)
On the eve of Remembrance Sunday, Polymnia presents a programme of meditative music to commemorate the hundredth annversary of the armistice which marked the end of hostilities in the First World War. The music ranges from pieces by contemporary British composers such as Elgar and Parry to popular songs of the times. Also featured are works by composers from other nations involved in the conflict: Pizzetti (Italy), Rachmaninov (Russia), Ravel (France) and Reger (Germany). The concert is a moving tribute to the occasion, and contains readings and projected images.

Elgar: Go, song of mine
Holst: I love my love
Parry: My soul, there is a country; Crossing the bar
Ravel: Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis
W. H. Harris: Bring us, O Lord God

Choral medley of popular songs of World War One
Solo songs by wartime composers
Carol arrangements by Vaughan Williams
Motets and partsongs by Reger
and excerpts from: 
Elgar: For the fallen (The spirit of England)
Pizzetti: Requiem
Rachmaninov: Vespers

This concert is in aid of Help for Heroes. Interval refreshments are provided by the Hilton Hotel in aid of the D M Thomas Foundation.

Sunday 11 November            6pm
marking the centenary of the end of World War 1
The Choir of the City Church directed by Adrian Boynton 
Led by Revd Wendy Carey
A very special choral evening service on the exact centenary of the Armistice, featuring outstanding repertoire by Tallis, Parry and Rutter.            Freewill offering

Monday 12th November         7.15


HOLST - The Final Years

An illustrated talk by Adrian Boynton

Tonight's illustrated talk features The Planets, St Paul's Suite for Strings, the tone poem Beni Mora and the amazing Hymn of Jesus.

Admission £5 (student £1) at the door

Thursday 22nd November      7.15


SCHUBERT - The Final Years

An illustrated talk by Adrian Boynton

We enjoy the incredible works of Schubert' last three years including Symphonies 8 and 9, Piano Sonata in B flat, String Quintet in C and the song cycles Winterreise and Schwanengesang.

Admission £5 (student £1) at the door