Midsummer Malvern 21-30 June 2019

Midsummer Malvern 21-30 June 2019


Midsummer Malvern 21-30 June 2019

The underlying theme to this year’s community civic week is MUSIC but there is much more as well. This year we will be raising money to give St Richard’s Hospice as we are supporting their Build 2020 programme.

We start the Week with a Czech evening to celebrate our twinning connection with Marianske Lasne in the Czech Republic. A get-together to taste, drink and enjoy music and film.

There is a walk from Rosebank Gardens to the Beacon, following the Piper. Bring a picnic and enjoy the views from the top and music to fill the air. This event is one of many in support of St Richard’s Hospice so hopefully the evening will be a lovely summer one and many people will come.

There is a local Community Choirs concert in the Forum – we have such talented choirs in our area.  There are two musical events being performed by Malvern St James and Malvern College.   The finale of Midsummer Malvern will be at The Cube when the Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra and Combo Sapiens from Barcelona will show us what the younger generation can do.    A family event, with food available for purchase, this should be a great relaxed evening.


Elgar and the Novelist

27 June at 7.30pm

Timothy Day and Sue Gee discuss two novels. Gerontius, by James Hamilton-Patterson, reimagines Elgar’s journey up the Amazon in 1923. In Sue Gee’s Trio, Elgar’s piano pieces called Dream Children weave their way in and out of the story. Join us for a delightful evening of words and music.

Sue Gee is the author of many novels, including two set on the Welsh borders: The Hours of the Night and The Mysteries of Glass. Trio is her most recent, about the lives of three young musicians in 1930s Northumberland. She lives in London and Herefordshire.

Timothy Day, who lives in Plas Gwyn, Elgar’s house in Hereford, is a musician and cultural historian. His most recent book was published in 2018, I Saw Eternity the Other Night: King’s College, Cambridge, and an English singing style.

Tickets £10 including wine and nibbles are available from Ticket Source.

This is a week packed full of events put on by the community of Malvern, visits to places of interest, chance to find out more about places in Malvern, where to enjoy a cream tea, there is something for everyone. Sporting events are happening – a cricket match and a cycle ride!

All the details are in the Midsummer Malvern Programme,  www.malverncivicsociety.org.uk and there will be prompts on the Malvern Civic Society Facebook page.

Download full programme Malvern Civic week here.

Hills Singers return to Christ Church Malvern on Saturday 11 May 2019

Hills Singers return to Christ Church Malvern on Saturday 11 May 2019


Saturday 11 May at 7.30

It will be very nice to welcome the Hills Singers back on Saturday 11 May at 7.30 with a lovely programme of Finzi, Tallis, Bach, Vaughan Williams, Ireland and more.

We are especially pleased to welcome back Corinne Frost on cello who frequently delights us with her playing at many concerts here at Christ Church Malvern.

Refreshments will be available and all adding to the an enjoyable evening in Christ Church Malvern.

Musical Director - Carol Green with Corinne Frost - cello

Penny Vere - piano
Zielinski Vox in Rama
Tallis  - Lamentations 1& 2
Ola Gjeilo - Sincerity (O magnum mysterium)
J S Bach - Fürchte dich nicht
Vaughan Williams - Six Studies in English Folk Song (cello)
and songs by Finzi, Ireland, Elgar, Macmillan and Britten.

Tickets £10 available from Angie Green 07756 722426


Sunday afternoon with Michael Bochmann OBE and Orchestra Pro Anima on 7 April 2019

Sunday afternoon with Michael Bochmann OBE and Orchestra Pro Anima on 7 April 2019

Sunday afternoon with Michael Bochmann OBE and Orchestra Pro Anima on 7 April 2019

directed from the violin by Michael Bochmann MBE with Stella Seaton-Sims (mezzo) and Michael Jones (piano)

Sunday 7 April 2019 at 3pm.

A programme of music inspired by the Natural World, including Vivaldi’s ‘Spring’ from The Four Seasons; the ‘Air’ from Handel’s Water Music; Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No 9 (‘Swiss’); Holst’s Brook Green Suite; Casal’s ‘Song of the Birds’ and Ireland’s ‘A Downland Suite’ plus a short selection of songs on this theme.

Tickets: £17 & £13 (students half price and free entry for children aged 10 and under) From Malvern TIC on 01684 892289.

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.

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.
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.