Sunday 13th January           6pm

THE EPIPHANY CAROL SERVICE

The Choir of the City Church Directed by Adrian Boynton

Led by Wendy Carey

Fresh from singing services in Gloucester Cathedral, the Choir of the City Church offer a wonderful programme of seasonal settings by Cornelius, Warlock, Todd, Rutter and Boynton, interspersed with powerful readings by A.E. Fanthorpe, Thomas Treherne and Ann Lewin, and beautiful Epiphany hymns.

All are welcome. Freewill offering.


Monday 21st January          7.15pm

MUSICAL MILESTONES:          THE ENGLISH REVIVAL

DELIUS:   The Final Years

A talk illustrated with fine CD recordings by Adrian Boynton

The last 30 years of Delius's life, when he lived in Grez-sur-Loing near Fontainebleau, saw  the completion of some of his finest works, including the Requiem, the opera 'Fennimore and Gerda', Dance Rhapsody Nos 1 and 2, 'On Hearing the Cuckoo in Spring', 'Summer Night on the River' and the choral version of 'Appalachia'. Paralised by syphilis, he was aided by amanuensis Eric Fenby to complete the great works of his final years - 'A Song of Summer', Violin Sonata No 3, 'Songs of Farewell', 'Fantastic Dance' and 'Idyll: Once I passed through a popular city'. Join us to hear the story of this remarkable musician.

Admission £5 (student £1) at the door


Sunday 27th January          10.30am

THE HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL SERVICE

The Choir of the City Church Directed by Adrian Boynton

Led by Revd Ernesto Lozada-Uzuriaga

A powerful and thought-provoking service to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2019, featuring special music by Purcell, Tippett, Rutter and Chilcott.

All welcome. Freewill offering


Thursday 31st January           7.15pm

EXPLORING MUSIC:     

SCHUMANN(i)      Early Years to 1841

A talk illustrated with fine CD recordings by Adrian Boynton

If a single composer had to be selected to represent the features of Romanticism, Schumann would be a splendid choice. Images of literature pervade his music, he was preoccupied with self expression, he was a miniaturist with a strong lyrical and harmonic gift, and his own life embodied romantic events in abundance. Tonight we explore the outstanding piano works of the 1830s - 'Abbegg' Variations, 'Papillons', 'Carnival', 'Fantasiestücke', 'Etudes Symphonique', 'Kreisleriana' - the great song cycles 'Frauenliebe und leben' and 'Dichterliebe', and the joyous 'Spring Symphony'.

Admission £5 (student £1) at the door