Category Archives: Past Events

Diocesan Festival 2010

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Saturday 16th October 2010 Few church musicians will be unaware of the bicentenary of the birth of Dr. Samuel Sebastian Wesley falling this year and many churches have been recognising this by including his hymns, anthems, anglican chants or canticles in their programmes during 2010. Choirs assembling in the Great Hall at 2pm This fell to our advantage as we… Read more »

Diocesan Festival 2009

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Saturday 17th October 2009 It is quite amazing how quickly the year goes by and suddenly the annual Choirs Festival music is being practised again. St. Michael’s Bramcote again acted as our pre-festival rehearsal venue on Monday September 28th. This year at Southwell Minster on October 17th we had to use the nave, as our numbers would not have fitted… Read more »

Service of Compline

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Clumber Park Chapel, May 16th 2009 The weather forecast for the East Midlands was showers and sunshine, but luckily the sun shone on Clumber Park Chapel at the right time on May 16th when nearly 70 members of affiliated choirs and the lay clerks of Southwell Minster conducted by Paul Hale (Rector Chori), assembled to sing Compline using the traditional… Read more »

Diocesan Festival 2008

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Saturday 18th October 2008 The weather shone on us as the annual Diocesan Choirs Festival took place at Southwell Minster. This year we celebrated the Feast of St. Luke and we used the quire area as our numbers this year were sufficient to occupy that seating arrangement. As in previous years, all the music was put into one bound booklet… Read more »

Diocesan Worship Day

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Saturday 20 September 2008 The weather could not have been finer on a late Summer Saturday when 150 participants met at 9.30 in Southwell Minster for an eagerly awaited Diocesan Worship Day. The aim of the day was to enhance and inspire worship and mission in our churches by embracing the total breadth of our church traditions. Participants gathering in… Read more »

Diocesan Festival 2007

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Saturday 13th October 2007 On October 13th 2007 the combined choirs of 15 parishes joined in our annual Choir Festival in Southwell Minster. It was the second time that the traditional forward facing seating had been modified so that the whole body of singers were in collegiate style. In 2006 this was tried as an experiment and our experience was… Read more »

Diocesan Festival 2006

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Saturday 14th October 2006 Over two hundred members of church choirs, including the Minster Choir, took part in the Festival at Southwell Minster on Saturday 14th October. The massed forces were directed by Paul Hale, Rector Chori at the Minster, and accompanied brilliantly by the Assistant Organist, Simon Bell. Choirs had prepared the music over a number of weeks. An… Read more »