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

Christ Church Autumn Services

Christ Church Autumn Services

OUR SERVICES THIS AUTUMN

 

Our Autumn “Church Calendar” begins with our Harvest Service on Sunday 7 October, Canon Harold Goddard will preside and we are hoping to fill our Food Bank baskets with donations for the Malvern Food so that we can help bring even more food to the tables of families in Malvern. As ever, non-perishable items please, food and toiletries and cat and dog food most welcome. Our service is followed by  a lunch of soups and bread and quiches in our Church Hall and if I know Brian it will also involve cakes! Can you email me of your intention to come to the meal please as I need an idea of numbers, angie@christchurch-malvern.org.uk

 

 

Sunday 28 October our 11.00 a.m. Holy Communion Service also includes an All Souls Service to remember our loved ones and light a candle in their memory, also an opportunity to look at our memorial book.

Sunday 11 November our Remembrance Sunday Service at 10.45 a.m.  with Canon Harold Goddard followed by Battle’s Over Ringing Out For Peace starting at 6.40 p.m. 2018 marks 100 years since the end of WW1 and Christ Church will be joining in with other Churches around the country to mark this special anniversary and pay our respects and our bells will be rung in unions at 7.05 p.m. – ringing out for peace.

Eleonor Percy violin and Irina Lyakhovskaya piano perform works by Mozart, Elgar, Venables and Beethoven at Christ Church Malvern

Eleonor Percy violin and Irina Lyakhovskaya piano perform works by Mozart, Elgar, Venables and Beethoven at Christ Church Malvern

Sunday 23 September 3.00 p.m. Malvern born violinist Eleanor Percy, along with Russian pianist, Irina Lyakhovskaya, present an afternoon of superb music

Their work has been broadcast on BBC television and radio and featured on Classic FM. They have recorded works by Prokofiev and Brahms for the IMLab label and the complete Mozart Sonatas for the legendary Melodiya label.  Eleanor says “being a violinist from Malvern, I couldn’t resist the urge to play the Elgar Sonata which is very close to my heart. It combines a wonderful blend of majesty and intimacy which brings the Malvern Hills to mind every time I play it.” They have also included music by local composer, Ian Venables. His Three Pieces for Violin and Piano were the first works he composed after he moved to Worcestershire in 1986 and were his first artistic response to this inspirational environment. Also on the programme is Mozart’s exuberant C major sonata and the mighty ‘Kreutzer’ sonata by Beethoven. This extraordinary work is widely considered one Beethoven’s greatest masterpieces. So, all you need to do is join us at our popular venue of Christ Church and where you will be richly rewarded with a  truly delightful programme .

Tickets £12/ Students half price, are available on the door and can also be reserved by e mailing angie@christchurch.org.uk

Flutes and Recorders in Concert presented by the Summer School of 2018  4th August 2018 at 7.30pm

Flutes and Recorders in Concert presented by the Summer School of 2018 4th August 2018 at 7.30pm

Suzuki look forward to returning to Christ Church Malvern 4th August 2018

Flutes and Recorders in Concert presented by the Summer School of 2018 involving students and teachers from across the globe on 4th August 2018 at 7.30pm

Come and join us for a concert of flute and recorder music, the culmination of our annual Summer School at Malvern St James. This year we will be performing “swan and song” music.

Refreshments after the concert.

We look forward to seeing you.

WSO Summer Chamber Concert Saturday 7th July Christ Church Malvern

WSO Summer Chamber Concert Saturday 7th July Christ Church Malvern

Another fantastic evening is anticipated with the return of Keith Slade with WSO

Such a talented orchestra and you will be able to hear them…

On Saturday 7th July 7.30 p.m. Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra perform a programme of Mendelssohn – Violin concerto, Tchaikovsky – Variations on a Rococo theme for cello, and Beethoven Eroica Symphony. The soloists will be leader, Victoria Lee and Sally Alexander, leader of our cello section. There will be wine and soft drinks at the interval.

Adult £12, Concession £10, children £5 or one child free with each adult ticket. All can be purchased through worcestershiresymphony.org.uk and on the door.

We look forward to seeing you.