St Anne’s Festival 2016

This was a wonderful and unique event in the life of St Annes, when we attracted over a 1,000 visitors to view arts, crafts and textiles made by people associated with the church.  It is hoped we will have a similar smaller event next year.

 

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ST ANNE’S FESTIVAL 23rd – 31st July 2016..

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Saturday 23rd.July:

Come and Sing Chilcott

PROGRAMME (Participants to attend all sessions detailed below)
2.00pm Singers’ Registration
2.30pm Workshop (Note: There will be breaks during the afternoon during which tea/coffee will be available to purchase) 6.00pm End of rehearsals
7.45pm Choir to be seated in church
8.00pm Performance (Est. finish approx. 9.00pm) NOTE: Performance Dress: Plain coloured blouse / shirt with Black trousers / skirt.
No changing facilities are available for singers.

Sunday 24 July

10.00am Sung Eucharist with guest preacher Archdeacon of Brighton & Lewes
6.00pm Evensong with Sussex Harmony

Sussex Harmony, based in Lewes, was founded in 1992. We research our repertoire from manuscript sources – particularly the MacDermott collection held at Barbican House, Lewes. We are the current ‘custodians of the ‘West Gallery’ repertoire’ in Sussex and welcome requests to share our research into this rich and wonderful repertoire with musicians and singers throughout the county.

We are leading a workshop of West Gallery Music. This is robust music from before the age of the church organ. The more the merrier as this music needs to be sung and played with as much enthusiasm as accuracy. You will learn the hymns, psalms, canticles and an anthem that were sung in rural Sussex churches in the 18th and 19th centuries.

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We shall be singing these in the Evening Service at 6p.m.

They are fun to sing and play and relatively easy to learn.

Come and Celebrate – Sing and Play!!   All welcome

Singers AND Musicians are needed for the Quire and Gallery Band!

2.30 – 5.00p.m. WORKSHOP followed by a

Book of Common Prayer Evening Service starting at 6.00p.m.

Everyone is welcome to join us for the Service

Come to sing or play (flute, recorder, oboe, clarinet, violin, cello, trombone or serpent).

You are very welcome to come and listen to the workshop.

There will be a break for light refreshments at 5.00p.m.

Music will be supplied. Please contact Rachel (details below) to register for a music booklet to be printed for you. (Bflat and other transpositions can be arranged)

Please book by Friday 15 July

Contact : Rachel Jordan: 01273 476837, and email: rabid27@btopenworld.com

Monday 25 July

Walk by Graham Mayhew leaving from the town hall to St Annes. £5

7.00pm Wine & Cheese Art Exhibition. To be opened by the Mayor of Lewes

Tuesday 26 July

10.30am St Anne’s Day Service (Art exhibition open)

Wednesday 27 July

7.00pm Evening Dance Event (Art exhibition open)

Thursday 28 July

Lunchtime Recital – see details here (Art exhibition open)

Friday 29 July

7.00 Poetry evening (Art exhibition open)

Saturday 30 July

Final day of Art exhibition

Sunday 31 July

9.00am Sung Eucharist & parish breakfast
6.30pm Festival Evensong

Anyone interested in getting involved please contact Jackie Bishop, jackiebishop@sky.com 07813 354350.

If you would like to submit any art work please contact Mary Loweson on 01273 433413