A reminder of what we look like, with thanks to Chris Dowsett for the video!
Programme for 2017
Alban String Quartet: 13 May 2017 19.30: £10.00 to include a glass of wine/soft drink
Brahms' String Quartet no 1 in C Minor; Mozart's Clarinet Quintet; Schubert's "Death and the Maiden" & Fischer's "Morava"
Ayot Art Show: 10-12 June 2017: 10.00am-17.00, £1.00 entry. 9 June Preview Night (19.00) tickets £8.00: ask for details.
Wide range of paintings from both local and less local artists, framed and unframed. Home made teas. 2 NGS Gardens also open in the village, and the Beer Festival at the Brocket Arms.
Corenno Singers: 18 June 18.30
A concert of acappella enchantments and other musical delights: £5.00
Kimpton Village Choir: 16 July 14.00
Bring a picnic, your family and enjoy the summer sunshine while you listen - and maybe even join in - the music of Kimpron Village Choir and their friends.
Eden Consort: 13 August 13.00
Patronal Concert following a service (11.30) to commemorate St Lawrence: An eclectic mix of music ranging from the medieval "Summer is ecumin in", through madrigals, sacred music pre and post Reformation, and songs of love, through to Hungarian Folk Songs, French Goats, and Irish Blessings, interspersed with some organ music.
Free entry: retiring collection to be shared between the group and the church.
Fayrfax Consort: 23 September 18.00
A concert of English madrigals and European songs on the light side at 6 pm starting with a celebratory drink. This evening marks the 50th anniversary of the first Fayrfax Consort concert which was held in the church in 1967. Directed by David Ireson. Tickets £12 from 01582 832312 or 07860 352396. An Evening with Mrs Shaw: Saturday 30 September 19.00 (with Alexis Leighton (actress) and Helen Tierney (harpist)
MRS SHAW HERSELF:A glimpse into the life of Charlotte Payne-Townshend The text of MRS SHAW HERSELF is almost entirely drawn from her letters and diaries and those of, amongst others, Shaw, Beatrice Webb and T.E. Lawrence Charlotte Payne Townshend (1857-1943) was an Irish heiress and in her early 40s when she married Shaw. Both had previously taken a firm stance against marriage: Not least George Bernard Shaw was a notorious philanderer and she herself was terrified of physical intimacy and child-bearing,yet their unconventional marriage survived until her death. Although Shaw’s views on their relationship remained ambiguous, there is no doubt that in many ways it was a success. Her fortune gave Shaw domestic comfort and stability, and most importantly artistic freedom. MRS SHAW HERSELF aims to bring Charlotte Shaw out from behind her husband’s shadow, and explore her thoughts, ideas and considerable legacy. Actress: Alexis Leighton Harpist: Helen Tierney Devised and presented by HELIX PRODUCTIONS Contact us to be be included in the guest list: donations appreciated. Refreshments for sale.
Autumn Wine tasting: Saturday 21 October, 19.30
A most civilised evening led by Mark Buckenham, recently retired as Wine Society buyer. More details to follow.
SErvices in December 2017
Advent Service: 11.30 10 December Carol Service: 17 December 16.00 Midnight Service: 24 December at (NOT MIDNIGHT!) 23.30. WE are struggling for an organist this year so any offers.....