Author Archives: Peter Siepmann

Diocesan Festival 2015

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Paul Hale writes: “It was a particular delight this year for me, conducting my final Diocesan Festival in the Minster after twenty-seven years as Rector Chori & Cathedral Organist, because not only have our numbers kept up over the years, but the choirs were, this year, more prepared than I’ve ever known them, and sang their hearts out. “The committee… Read more »

RSCM Award Winners’ Choral Evensong

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Saturday 30th April 2016, Southwell Minster Director : Paul Hale (Rector Chori, Southwell Minster) This special service of Choral Evensong has been arranged for all Bronze/Silver/Gold/Provost’s/Dean’s/Bishop’s (examined)/St.Nicholas/St.Cecilia Award winners to be given the opportunity to sing with the Minster Choir. The music (to be learnt in advance) will be chosen and sent out in due course; meanwhile keep the date free in your… Read more »

Brush up your organ playing

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Paul Hale’s workshop was interesting and useful.  It was good to have one that catered for those of lesser ability and/or experience, as most do not. All that is required now is the practice time to implement everything learnt. Any further workshops would definitely go on the “to do” list Heather Paul – Bunny Volunteer Organist Saturday 30th April 2016,… Read more »

RSCM Newsletter

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Church music ‘draws people up into a new realm’ says Adrian Lucas, just appointed as our Head of Choral Studies. He shares his thoughts and experience of the power of church music in a video interview below. You’ll also find below a video interview with Head of Ministerial Training Helen Bent, plus news of courses, publications and worship resources …… Read more »

Ideas for churches with limited musical resources

Ideas for churches with limited musical resources Singers and instrumentalists Saturday, 6th February 2016, 2p.m. to 4.30pm. St Leonard’s Church, Wollaton, Nottingham with Peter Price (Director of Music at St. Leonard’s Church) There will be music to sing and play What can we do if there is no accompaniment? Find alternative ways of using music to make it appropriate to… Read more »

Concerts at St Peter’s Nottingham

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COFFEE BREAK CONCERTS All concerts start at 11am and last for one hour Coffee & biscuits from 10.15am · Admission by donation Saturday 19th September Oscars Stämmor “The Voices of Oscar” – a choir from the Parish of Oscars in Stockholm – begin our Autumn series as part of their visit to Nottingham, in a programme of English and Swedish… Read more »

News from the Bingham Community Arts Committee

It was splendid seeing our largest ever audience at the Helix Ensemble last month, and they were as excited at their welcome in Bingham as we were to have them perform.  We very much hope to see them again next year. In contrast to that larger scale and exuberant sound, we turn to a more intimate and reflective event comprising… Read more »

Compline at Clumber Park Chapel

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Saturday 20th June 2015 A Race for Compline at Clumber On Saturday 20th June some three dozen or so singers gathered in the beautiful Bodley-designed Chapel of St Mary the Virgin in Clumber Park. On arrival, some had wondered if this popular event had been rather over-subscribed, for Clumber Park was full of both cars and people. It transpired that… Read more »

Organ restoration at Averham

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A disused organ is being restored as part of ongoing renovation work at St Michael & All Angels, Averham. Volunteers have helped to dismantle the Grade II listed organ ahead of the repairs. An anonymous donation has met two-thirds of the £70,000 cost. From left, Chris Shardlow, John Gelsthorpe, George Binks (churchwarden) The organ, built in 1901, in memory of… Read more »