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Event: Awayday Concert 2019 - Eastbourne

Saturday 13th July 2019 at 5:00pm, St Saviour's Church, South Street, Eastbourne BN21 4UT

Although based in Harrow, each summer we travel either to mainland Europe for a short tour or to a UK destination for a one-off concert.  We are delighted to be visiting Eastbourne for our ‘Awayday’ this year and are very much looking forward to singing at St Saviour’s Church in support of the church's Organ Restoration Fund.   Although we aren’t a church choir, from our first enquiry we were made to feel extremely welcome and it will be a privilege to sing in such a lovely setting.   We look forward very much to meeting church members and friends at the concert as well as helping with the restoration of the magnificent Walker Organ.

The concert repertoire will be highly accessible and enjoyable music from literally 6 centuries of composition including works by William Byrd, Henry Purcell and, from the 21st century, Arvo Pärt – the world’s most performed living composer.  The programme will include the following:

I was glad  by C H H Parry

Ave verum corpus by William Byrd

Lord for thy tender mercy's sake by Richard Farrant

Rejoice in the Lord alway by Henry Purcell

He watching over Israel by Felix Mendelssohn

O Jesu Christ mein's lebens licht by J S Bach

The heavens are telling by Franz Joseph Haydn

Jubilate Deo by Benjamin Britten

Salve Regina by Arvo Pärt

Locus iste by Anton Bruckner

Alleluiah by Randall Thompson

Blessed be the God and Father by S S Wesley  

Our Awaydays are an important part of our season for a variety of reasons.  They provide an opportunity for the choir to enjoy each other’s company in a more relaxed and social atmosphere but it’s also great to perform somewhere unfamiliar and to meet a new audience. It’s particularly gratifying if, in the process, we can also support a local project.   Two summers ago we visited Faversham, Kent, where we sang to a large audience at the historic church of St Mary of Charity and the retiring collection on that occasion made a significant contribution to the funding of a much-needed new sound system.  Last year we visited Cheltenham and helped with St Andrew’s URC Spire Restoration Fund and this year we are delighted to be helping with the preservation costs of St Saviour’s magnificent organ – as well as performing with it!

Interval refreshments available.

Booking information

Tickets cannot be purchased for past events.

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