Starting March With A Big Band Concert

Starting March With A Big Band Concert

STARTING MARCH WITH A BIG BAND CONCERT!

Saturday 16 March – 7.30 p.m.

Those of you came to the last one will remember what a truly happy and relaxing evening it was, so we are thrilled to have the MALVERN BIG BAND play again at Christ Church on Saturday 16 March at 7.30 p.m.

It really is an evening not to be missed, a very relaxed cabaret style concert with drinks available throughout the evening and that fabulous Big Band sound, what more could you want?

Featuring special guest vocalist GARRY RUTTER.

Playing a selection of Big Band classics by the Jazz greats including Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and others, plus swinging vocals as sung by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and many more!

Tickets are £10 and £5 for children , available on the door.

Come and join us in the intimate and welcoming surroundings of Christ Church.

Concert Black Pear Symphonic Winds Saturday 2 February 2019

Concert Black Pear Symphonic Winds Saturday 2 February 2019

Saturday 2 February 7.30 p.m.

Black Pear Symphonic Winds Concert  – A celebration of English Music

BLACK PEAR SYMPHONIC  WINDS, Saturday evening 2 February 7.30 p.m. when we are delighted to be the venue for their debut in Malvern.  SO, enjoy a Saturday evening out to brighten up the dull February evenings, this is something to lo forward to. Tickets are available on the door £10, children £5 and we will serve wine and sparkling non-alcoholic drinks during the interval, all adds to a very enjoyable evening.

Programme including music by:
Ralp Vaughn Williams, Gustav Holst, Arthur Sullivan, Malcolm Arnold and Martin Ellerby.

Conductor Colin Farlow

For advance tickets email – admin@blackpearsymphonicwinds.org

With their debut performance in Christchurch, Malvern, this exciting new ensemble brings a fresh flavour of high-quality music. Like the Black Pear, the ensemble is synonymous and unique to the county. BPSW aims to build upon Worcestershire’s legendary musical heritage with performances of original music for Wind Orchestras at the highest standard. In addition to this, BPSW endeavour to create their own legacy by developing educational links throughout the county.

BPSW provides the opportunity for instrumentalists of wind, brass and percussion to perform original wind orchestra repertoire as part of a, semi-professional ensemble. They are certainly a group to enjoy live in order to experience the full power of this exciting, new wind ensemble and the challenging music they perform with talent, quality and a formidable dynamic range.

The concert on 2nd February includes a range of works celebrating English composers including Malcolm Arnold, Arthur Sullivan and Gustav Holst. The programme also showcases modern day, English composers who specifically create works for the genre of Symphonic Wind ensembles including a piece by Martin Ellerby, ‘Elgar Variations’, written as a tribute to the famous Worcestershire composer, Edward Elgar.

 

Christmas by Candlelight Concert 2018

Christmas by Candlelight Concert 2018

Thursday 13th December 7.00 p.m.

Linda Tolchard – Christmas by Candlelight Concert – with Tim Sidford and her other wonderful musicians

Anyone who has already been to our simply glorious Christmas Concert already know what a truly special evening it is and it raises vital funds for Megan Baker House. The evening will begin with glass of champagne served with canapés, homemade mince pies and wine will be served during the interval.

Tickets at £22.40 (Including 12% booking fee) each and will be available from Malvern Theatres Box Office 01684 892277

 

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Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Drop Off Centre 2018

Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Drop Off Centre 2018

Christ Church is an Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Drop Off Centre

You can leave your filled boxes every Saturday from 10.00a.m. until 12.00 p.m. Until 1st December.

Also every Friday they can be left at our Friday Coffee Shop also 10.00 a.m. To 12.00 p.m. In our hall at the rear of church, until 30th November.

Remembrance  Sunday at Christ Church  11 November  1918 – 2018

Remembrance Sunday at Christ Church 11 November 1918 – 2018

10.45  a.m. Our Remembrance Sunday Service

6.30 p.m. Battles Over – A special service  to commemorate 100 years since the end of WW1.

We join with  hundreds of Churches in the United Kingdom and ring the bells out for peace in unison. Do join us, on this very special occasion.

6.40 p.m. Prayers at the War memorial.

2018 marks a special anniversary in our history. As we stand here today, joining with hundreds of Churches, to contemplate all the sacrifices made 100 years ago and reflect on the names listed on our War memorial.

Music
6.55 p.m. Last Post, followed by a time of refection.
7.00 p.m. Reveille.
7.05 p.m. Bells – to commemorate 100 years since the end of WW1.
RINGING OUT FOR PEACE
Orchestra Pro Anima with Tim Sidford (Piano) on Sunday 18 November at 3pm

Orchestra Pro Anima with Tim Sidford (Piano) on Sunday 18 November at 3pm

ORCHESTRA PRO ANIMA WITH TIM SIDFORD (PIANO) ON SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER AT 3PM

We are delighted to welcome Michael Bochmann and Orchestra Pro Anima once again to give us a mixed programme of music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods. The event is on Sunday 18 November at 3pm and is the re-scheduling of the concert which was originally to take place last March but which had to be cancelled due to snow. Tickets purchased for that concert are still valid, so please bring them with you.

As well as works for string orchestra, the programme will include Mozart’s beautiful Piano Concerto in A K414 with acclaimed Malvern-resident pianist Tim Sidford, who will also be giving a performance of Debussy’s Clair de Lune. Vivaldi’s Double Violin Concerto in A minor, Handel’s Pastoral Symphony (from ‘Messiah’) and Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No 10 also form part of this lovely afternoon of music. It is also a wonderful opportunity to see the extremely talented Tim Sidford, perform once again at Christ Church too, and with the sublime Mozart.

OPA, Tim and Christ Church very much look forward to welcoming you all and there will be coffee and cakes served at the interval to add to the enjoyment.

Tickets are £17 and £13 from the Tourist Information Centre on 01684 892289.

Another opportunity to experience wrap, fill, joy!

Another opportunity to experience wrap, fill, joy!

ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERINCE – WRAP, FILL, JOY!

 

Saturday 20 October between 10.00 a.m. and 12 noon during our Saturday Book Fair we will be, once more, filling boxes for the children to receive. We have items to go in but any donations very welcome, we need soft toys and knitted hats and gloves especially please.

 

Orchestra Pro Anima and Michael Bochmann MBE Return – With Guest Pianist Tim Sidford

 

SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER AT 3.00 P.M.

 

Piano & Strings with the unmissable Mozart  Piano Concerto in A K414, Vivaldi  Double Violin Concerto in A, Achron, Debussy, Handel & Ireland.

Tickets £17 & £13   (students half-price and free entry for children of 10 and under) Malvern TIC 01684 892289

Concert is huge success at Christ Church Malvern

Concert is huge success at Christ Church Malvern

CONCERT IS HUGE  SUCCESS

What a truly amazing performance by Eleanor Percy and Irina Lyakhovskaya, who indeed had their audience spell bound throughout, I don’t think anyone wanted it to end. To listen to such a programme, including Sonatas by Mozart, Elgar and Beethoven, played so exquisitely, was such a privilege. Thank you to a wonderful audience for coming on a very chilly and windy afternoon but I am glad you were so richly rewarded. I am delighted to say that Eleanor and Irina are playing again for us next year on Sunday afternoon, 22 September 2019, so save that date!

To have world class players in out Church in Malvern never ceases to amaze me actually and then I remind myself that this was our aim, several years ago, when we embarked on our journey of bringing music to our beautiful building which is blessed with such great acoustics. But we never forget our gratitude to our performers and our audience, so thank you once more.

Wrap, fill, joy, experience it!  On 29 September from 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon

Wrap, fill, joy, experience it! On 29 September from 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon

When you help with Christmas Shoe Boxes for children in Eastern Europe and beyond.

Dare I just whisper the Christmas word?  I think I might just be allowed, as this is what Christmas is all about for many of you who share in the passion we have for filling shoe boxes to go to children far and wide. Children who never stop being grateful all year long for a strangers generosity. It gives them hope and comfort, knowing they are not forgotten.  It is terrible to hear of the children receiving boxes for the first time, meaning it is the only present they have had in their lives, but so nice to think of those who had one last year and look forward to with anticipation, just like we are used to anticipating good things ourselves at Christmas.

All this just doesn’t happen without a lot of work and planning. So we ask you to join us to make a start on this year’s collection. We have some boxes already wrapped, we have some “fillings” as well and we have an abundance of enthusiasm! Let us work together, you can even take your box home to finish off. Should you be able to bring things along we need the following:

Toothbrushes and paste, bars of soap and face cloths, notepads, pens, pencils & sharpeners, crayons, pencil cases, balls, small toys and small soft toys, sweeties (not chocolates). So, we have to think small as in size but big as in numbers as we aim for more than 500 this year.

Join us at 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 on Saturday 29 September where we will also have refreshments at our regular Book Fair

 

Angela Green