LINDA’S VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT
Thursday 14th December at 7.30pm for Christmas by Candlelight.
Linda Tolchard – Soprano and Friends.
We are really thrilled to host this wonderful concert each year which beings such a huge amount of enjoyment and supports such a special charity, close to all our hearts, Megan Baker House.
We always think this is our real start to Christmas when we can just sit and listen to the very special Linda and her special musicians. An opportunity to escape the frenetic preparations and truly relax in a warm and cosy environment, all wrapped up in Christmas.
All profits to Megan Baker House Charity.
Ticket price £15 to include a glass
Available from Malvern Theatres
Megan Baker House
Megan Baker House (MBH) is 100% self funded and relies on the generosity of those who fund raise.
It provides invaluable , conductive education sessions for children and adults with motor disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, Dyspraxia, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and Acquired brain injury.
Through conductive education participants learn how to manage and deal with the difficulties caused by their condition to enable them to lead a more independent life.
Sunday 19 November 2017 at 3pm Christ Church, Avenue Road, Malvern
Orchestra Pro Anima
Michael Bochmann (violin/director)
Tom Martin (double bass) Nicky Akeroyd (viola)
Concerto Grosso in D Op 6 No 4
Viola Concerto in C minor (slow movement)
Violin Concerto in D K211
Bachorales for Strings
Elegy for Double Bass & Strings
Serenade for Strings in E minor Op 20
Don’t miss the return of this much-loved orchestra playing a delightfully varied programme of music.
£16 and £12 (students half-price & children aged 10 and under free) from Malvern TIC 01684 892289
Concert supported by The GEMMA Classical Music Trust Regd Charity No. 1121090 www.gemmatrust.com
Something new and different for Christ Church… Malvern Big Band.. We are delighted to announce their first concert at Christ Church. Something new, and an opportunity to enjoy some wonderful playing, reminiscing and relaxing. Wine and soft drinks will be served throughout the evening, please do join us on 9th September at 7.30 p.m.
An evening of big band jazz, swing, Latin and more. Music from some of the great band leaders including Buddy Rich, Glen Miller, Count Basie, Stan Kenton and many more.
Children 18 and under free with accompanying adult
♫ Refreshments available throughout the evening
♫ Sit and listen or get up and dance!
Christ Church, Avenue Road, Malvern
Saturday 9th September 2017, 7.30PM
Tickets £10 on the door
It is a great pleasure to host Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra concerts and what a great concert it was! The audience simply loved it, a perfect programme for a summer concert on a summer evening. The soloists were particularly impressive but the whole evening was full of just great music, once more demonstrating what talented musicians we have locally and performing here , right on your doorstep.
Keith Slade really has got it right, the players and he have such a fabulous relationship and it shows, they are literally “in tune” and quite clearly love to play as much as we love to hear, a perfect combination. This is the third time we have welcomed them and they have already booked for next year so look out for details but 7th July 2018 7.30 p.m. is a must.
MICHAEL BOCHMANN AND ORCHESTRA PRO ANIMA RETURN TO CHRIST CHURCH
It was a pleasure to see, and of course hear, the orchestra again in Christ Church. Michael Bochmann and all his musicians performed for the first time under their new name in March, formed of musicians who have played for a long time as members of the English String Orchestra, so they have a great affinity with each other. A very appreciative audience enjoyed superb playing and a delightful programme for a Joyous June indeed. Michael skilfully directs as well as thrilling us with his virtuoso playing. The Bazzini was quite something, what a showpiece. On this occasion they were joined by the very accomplishes playing of Janine Parsons on the piano and we were able to enjoy hearing the premiere of Derek Smith’s Elegy For Strings and even better that Derek was there. The Orchestra return on Sunday 19th November at 3.00 p.m. so please make a note in your diary in advance so as not to miss!
WSO Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra Summer Chamber Concert
This year sees the third Summer Chamber Concert by WSO to be held in Christ Church Malvern, conducted by Keith Slade and led by Victoria Lee.
As in previous years, this concert gives some of the Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra’s excellent regular players the opportunity to perform as soloists in a range of concerti. It also gives the orchestra the chance to play works that require smaller forces than the standard symphonic repertoire.
Summer Chamber Concert
Saturday 1 July 2017, 7.30pm
Christ Church, Malvern, WR14 3AY
Mozart – Horn Concerto No.4 in Eb – soloist Matt Bradley
Reinecke – Ballade for Flute Op. 288 – Eleanor Lee
Mozart – Violin Concerto No.4 in D Major – soloist Sarah Vernon
Weber – Bassoon Concerto – soloist Richard Tattam
Vivaldi – Piccolo Concerto in C Major RV443 – Charles Renshaw
Mozart – Symphony No.31 in D Major K300 ‘Paris’
Ticket prices: Adults £12 / Concessions £10
Children: One child free per adult ticket. Additional children £5
STRINGS FOR A SUMMER’S DAY
‘Soft breezes stir the air’
This quote from Vivaldi’s Summer celebrates our summer season in music. Also in the Baroque Period, we bring Telemann’s Viola Concerto, featuring Helen Roberts, and then move to Haydn’s great D major Piano Concerto with Janine Parsons – two favourite soloists. The spectacular Dance of the Elves for violin finishes this festive programme.
Orchestra Pro Anima
Christ Church Malvern 25th June 2017 3 pm
Michael Bochmann – violin
Helen Roberts – viola
Janine Parsons – piano
Bach Air on a G String
Vivaldi Concerto alla rustica
Telemann Viola Concerto
Haydn Piano Concerto in D
D Smith Elegy for Strings (premiere)
Bazzini Dance of the Elves
Tickets: £12.50, £17.50
Tickets Malvern TIC 01684 892289
SHOE BOXES TO SERBIA
A fantastic almost 400 shoe boxes went from Christ Church last December and they joined others collected in Worcester totalling 4,000, to become part of the transportation of almost 40,000 boxes that went to children in need in Serbia. So how amazing is that from 400 to 40,000! This is a quote from a helper delivering
“It was heart breaking to see the pain, sorrow, grief, uncertainty, fear, and despair in their eyes, but it was also heart-warming to see the joy, happiness, and genuine thankfulness from the children’s eyes when we opened the big brown boxes containing the colourful presents for them. The children excitedly helped the team leader open the boxes. At this point, the language barrier disappeared and all of a sudden we all spoke smiles, handshakes, hand gestures and tearful eyes. They patiently listened to what the team leader shared with them, learning about God’s love and the hope He has for them in the midst of their despair. One girl got a big shoebox, so heavy she couldn’t carry it by herself! A volunteer helped her open it and when she saw a toy owl and sweets, she beamed with joy!”
I hope like us you were moved by this simple act and can help us again this year. We are delighted to be a Church Collection point here in Malvern. It means no difference to you who do the boxes, just that we will collect more boxes from more people!
Also we would love you to join us on Saturday 3rd June 10.00 a.m. when we will make a start on packing the boxes in readiness , wrapping and filling, this is in conjunction with our Summer Fair, so there really will be all the fun a the fair! A chance to buy at our stalls and have coffee and croissants for a late breakfast and join in the packing if you would like to!
JUNE SUMMER FAIR – Saturday 3rd June 10.00 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.
A chance to spend the morning browsing our stalls, enjoying coffee and croissants for breakfasts, buying home-made cakes and pasties and preserves to take home and a fabulous array of books, CD’s DVD’s to choose from, We will be joined once again by the Guide Dogs who will have puppies to admire, Maureen Edwards from Worcestershire Cancer Aid, with her beautiful handmade cards and quilts to raise money for this local charity. There will also be an excellent stocked Toy stall and raffle. Whatever the weather be assured of a warm welcome inside Christ Church.