It was lovely to have Keith and Lyn Scott with us this morning and have Keith preaching. Keith and Lyn are our CMS mission partners based at St John’s Seminary in Kitwe, Northern Zambia. Our harvest lunch last Sunday raised over £700 towards their work there.
Welcome to Evan, Fergus and Max as they were installed full choristers at Evensong this afternoon. The choir sang Stanford in A and I was glad, ( 100 years to the day since the death of its composer, Parry.) we also welcomed 13 new probationers last Friday, with a few more to follow. Thank you to the parents who commit to becoming chorister parents, a role which can be quite demanding!
Next Sunday, the choir sings the Eucharist in St Anne’s Cathedral, while we welcome their choir to sing our Eucharist.
The new choir term started really well with wonderful singing from the trebles and gentlemen, masterfully accompanied by Stephen Hamill. David was delighted to welcome Evan, Fergus, Charlie and Max as cassock boys, and Des Havlin as senior Choral Scholar while he studied at QUB.
Featured is Hector King, one of the four exam candidates who scored really high distinction in his grade 7 ABRSM singing exam last June. The others will feature in future posts.
We look forward to seeing the Chamber Choir next Sunday afternoon for their return.
An article from the Belfast Telegraph (Monday, August 20th 2018) on Paul McLaughlin
You can now read the sermon preached by Rt Rev Trevor Williams at the IDAHOT service at St George’s last Sunday via the link below.
Did you hear our Parish Choir on BBC Radio Ulster’s ‘Sing Out’ featuring interviews with trebles and gentlemen as well as some good background music?
The choir of St George’s maintain the age-old and beautiful musical tradition of the Anglican Church with boys and men choristers.
If you missed it you can listen again on the link below. St George’s feature begins 19 minutes in.