What’s happening in December?

Marilyn Harper describes her trips to Europe accompanying choirs around a series of interesting places in Our Chair writes and David Wakefield describes being part of two RCO trips visiting cathedrals in the Netherlands and the UK in Looking outwards’.

‘Let the Music Sound’

Our expanding website includes performances of organ music by our members. ‘Let The Music Sound’ now replaces ‘My Church’. Not everyone has a church connection and the Society wishes to encourage and welcome positive contributions from organists, choirs and singers whose affiliations may be different.

This month, Norman Harper plays Herbert Howells’ Rhapsody Op 17 No 1 on the organ of St George’s Cathedral, Southwark from last month’s My Church

The Society’s Annual Dinner was held on the 9th November and again proved to be a very successful and enjoyable evening on which we celebrated Harry Bramma’s 80th birthday. Our Guest Speaker was the Rev’d Canon Colin Boswell of St Augustine Honor Oak. A write up of this event is now here.

A successful visit to two churches in the Burnt Oak/ Edgware areas was done on Saturday the 12th November organised by Eric Shepherd. A write-up of this is here.

Gilbert Rowland harpsichord event

I have just added a write-up of this event and four of the pieces that he played, recorded by Christopher Town. The first three are about two minutes in length, the last one is seven minutes long. The link to the page is here. Gilbert has written an interesting description of the pieces that he played.

December events – More info on the Notification page

  • Listing of SSLSO events up to May 2017
  • Norman Harper recital Messiaen: La Nativité du Seigneur at St George’s Cathedral. SE1 7HY on17th Dec, 11.00am. link
  • Recitals at Christ’s Chapel Dulwich on 8th Jan, 12th Feb and 12th March at 7.45pm. Link here
  • Early prompt: Register to sing evensong at Southwark Cathedral with John Webber and Graham Powell. The event is200_0097(I) (3) on 4th February 2017, but register interest now so John can plan. Details are on the Notification page as usual. A photo of the 2015 occasion is shown to the left.


A personal note from the Web Editor

6Martin75On a personal note, I am not a professional web designer and have done my best, with the help of Committee members, to create a vehicle to increase the dialogue between members.There will be mistakes and difficulties over the forthcoming months and some of these ideas may well transform in the light of experience. For anybody interested in the papers I wrote for the Committee as I developed the ideas, and in truth to actually help me clarify my ideas, they are available on the ‘Notifications’ page.

Martin Callingham