TEA IN CHICHESTER DEANERY GARDEN BEFORE EVENSONG
We have had an interesting and varied 2018 Season ending with the choir participating in a major British Legion Charity Concert, "The Angel and the Fallen", with her Majesty's Band of the Scots Guards and compered by Alastair Stewart, in the Cathedral.
- Our November Remembrance Concert at the Museum of Army Flying was both moving and enjoyable, a lovely mix of emotive choral music and readings, with the audience joining in the singing of hymns and 1WW songs.
- The Magic of Christmas, our major annual concert, was in support of the John McNeill Opportunity Centre. With their help, and the generosity of a 300 strong audience, we had a wonderful evening of music, wine and mince pies. The concert made £3,600 for the JMOC.
- Our recent Folk Song and Choral Classics evening was very much enjoyed by the audience, not least because of the abundant home made cakes. Almost £895 was raised for the Salvation Army and the wonderful work that they do.
- Stainer's Crucifixion on Good Friday at Whiteparish was a very moving service with superb singing from our own Rob Blakey and Morley Beswick, sensitively accompanied by Chris Fay on the organ. £650 was collected for the Church after the service.
- On Saturday June 1st we sang Evensong at Chichester Cathedral and had a fantastic welcome from our old friends, Dean Stephen and Lizzie Waine. The weather was glorious in the beautiful deanery garden and we sang in a wonderful acoustic. It was lovely to see our President, Dr Richard Seal, there to support us.
- On July 6th 2019 our Summer Concert in memory of David Coram attracted a huge audience and raised almost £1500 for Encircles, a charity for the homeless. Hugh Hetherington delivered the Vaughan Williams Mystic Songs with great feeling, and the Mozart Requiem for David was spell-binding, both choir and soloists giving their all, and an amazing organ accompaniment from Sam Hanson.