Monday, 17 September 2012

Programme of Music at St Augustine's Church

St Augustine's Church will be alive with music on the day of the celebration and surrounded by kids activities, here's the music programme for the church...

A Concert of Music
in St Augustine’s Church
This concert is free.
All donations will go to The Churches Conservation Trust
in whose care St Augustine’s church, Norwich, is vested.

Music making at St Augustine’s
– a few historical notes
by Stuart McLaren
Qui cantat, bis orat (to sing once is to pray twice)Bishop Aurelius Augustinus of Hippo (354–430)
The Reverend Charles John Smyth, appointed rector of St Augustine’s in 1795, was a keen amateur musician and composer. He wrote an essay on the science of acoustics and in 1817 published Six Letters on Singing, from a father to his Son, which included the following piece of paternal advice:
When you are singing, stand erect; hold your head high;
do not tuck your chin into your cravat.

Part 1
1.00 – 1.45 p.m. Organ recital by David Berwick
David Berwick was organist at St Barnabas’s church, Heigham, Norwich, for many years and is a composer of music for the organ. He will be playing pieces today by J. S. Bach, Albinoni, Pachelbel, Haydn, Jan Sweelinck, Flor Peeters, Fauré and John Stanley.


2.00 – 2.30 p.m. Baroque & folk music for cello, violin and organ
Performed by Jeanne Cooper, Frances Cooper & Nicholas Jackson.

Part 2
3.30 – 4.00 p.m. Vocal recital of light music from the last 500 years by the Red Steeplers.
The Red Steeplers are a St Augustine’s area-based singing group comprising Ruth Collings, Frances Cooper, Nick Jackson, Simeon Jackson &
Tim Jackson.

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