Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Come and sing with us!

We're having our very first Open rehearsal next month, to see if we can attract some more people to come and join us. The format will be very simple, just an afternoon of singing lots of music we like, (Gregorian Chant, Renaissance Polyphony, the English choral tradition and music for liturgical use in the Orthodox church) with an explanation of the various contexts (always liturgical so far) in which we sing it, followed by Vespers to give prospective new members an idea of 'how it comes together' in an actual service, followed by a chance to get to know us socially.

Simple as that!

Unlike formally established choirs, we're not even going to charge, although we are suggesting a donation of £3 to cover costs.

This will take place on Saturday 11th February from 2.30pm-6.30pm at the oldest church in York, St. Mary's, Bishophill Junior. If you're interested, and free that afternoon, do come along! For further details, contact me via the website.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year!

This is our schedule for January. All welcome!

2nd January
St Mary's Bishophill 6.30pm
Vespers of the BVM

7th Jan:
St Mary's, Bishophill 11am
Orthodox Liturgy
And at 9pm
Compline by candlelight

15th January 6.30pm
St Mary's
Sunday Vespers

21st January 10am
Ampleforth Abbey
Choral Orthodox Divine Liturgy
9pm at St Mary's
Compline by candlelight

28th Jan
St Mary's
Compline by candlelight

29th Jan
Greek Orthodox church of the Three Hierarchs
Divine Liturgy.