Friday, 12 July 2019

Sat 13th July: Beethoven and Penderecki with the Mitchison Ensemble (recital)

Please do join us this Saturday for the final recital of this term's series, as we're delighted to welcome back the Mitchison Ensemble to St Clement's. They will be performing two chamber works: Penderecki's Clarinet Quartet, alongside Beethoven's String Trio in G minor (Op. 9).

The recital begins at 1.00pm, and as ever entry to the recitals is free, with a retiring collection taken to support our performers, as well as to contribute to the ongoing Organ Redevelopment Fund. We hope to see you there!


Saturday, 6 July 2019

"Death and beyond" - a contemplative choral service, Sunday 7th July, 5.00pm.

This Sunday afternoon we welcome you to our final contemplative choral service of the term. This month we are exploring "Death and beyond", with readings, poetry and choral music on death, resurrection and life eternal. The choir will be singing anthems from Parry's Songs of Farewell, alongside motets by Bruckner and Tavener. Poetry will include pieces by Vaughan, Rossetti and Waller.

The service begins at 5.00pm, and all are welcome. We hope to see you there!


RECITAL POSTPONED: Sat 6th July

It is with sincere regret we announce that today's Lunchtime Recital at St Clement's will not take place due to unforeseen circumstances this weekend. Apologies to all who were looking forward to today's recital by soprano Kristi Bryson. We will be rescheduling her performance to a future recital series.

Next week's recital by the Mitchison Ensemble will still be taking place, and we hope you are able to join us for that.


Thursday, 4 July 2019

Taizé service for feast of St Thomas: Fri 5th July, 8.30pm

We invite you to join us this Friday evening for a peaceful, candlelit Taizé service, marking the feast of St Thomas which falls this week. There will be prayers, readings, chants and silence on themes of faith, belief and resurrection. Please note our slightly later summer starting time of 8.30pm, and as ever, all are welcome and we hope to see you there!


Monday, 1 July 2019

Sat 6th July: "Il pleure dans mon Coeur" - Kristi Bryson, soprano (recital)

We're delighted to welcome soprano Kristi Bryson to our recital series this Saturday. A prize winner from the Royal College of Music, she has performed on opera and concert stages in the UK and North America. She will be performing a cycle of art song and arias entitled "Il pleure dans mon Coeur", featuring works by Debussy, R. Strauss, Barber and Donizetti. She will be accompanied by pianist Adam McDonagh.

The recital begins at 1.00pm, and as ever entry to the recitals is free, with a retiring collection taken to support our performers, as well as to contribute to the ongoing Organ Redevelopment Fund. We hope to see you there!


Friday, 28 June 2019

Sat 29th June: Music for a summer's lunchtime, the Orlando Singers (recital)

We invite you to join our recital this week, where we're pleased to welcome back the Orlando Singers to St Clement's. Directed by Brian Watkins, they will be performing a selection of choral music ranging from well-known Elgar part songs and Palestrina motets, paired with some rarely performed and exquisite Renaissance madrigals and folk songs from Spain.

The recital begins at 1.00pm, and as ever entry to the recitals is free, with a retiring collection taken to support our performers, as well as to contribute to the ongoing Organ Redevelopment Fund. We hope to see you there!


Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Sat 22nd June: Beethoven and Wagner, St Clement's Players with Laura Rickard (recital)

This Saturday we're excited to welcome back the St Clement's Players, in an orchestral delight of Beethoven and Wagner. They will be joined by violinist Laura Rickard for Beethoven's fiery Violin Concerto in D major, after playing Wagner's beautiful symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, both under the direction of Karol Jaworski.

The recital begins at 1.00pm, and as ever entry to the recitals is free, with a retiring collection taken to support our performers, as well as to contribute to the ongoing Organ Redevelopment Fund. We hope to see you there!