ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2007
Seapatrick Parish Church, Banbridge Saturday 6th January 2007 at 3pm
This is a particularly significant AGM, as a proposal to change our name will be considered. See over page for details . . . .
Directions - From Belfast and all areas except south Down and Armagh: take the A1 from the MI Sprucefield junction, in the direction of Dublin etc. Turn right at the first sign for Banbridge. Head towards the town centre. After about a mile, you come to a junction at traffic lights. Straight on is for the town centre and right for Lurgan. The church is at this junction so turn right for Lurgan and then immediately left in to the car park. Members approaching through Banbridge centre should turn left at the Lurgan Road.
Teas and Coffees will be served, and committee member Stephen Timpany, organist of the church, will give a very brief demonstration of the recently rebuilt organ afterwards and members will have the opportunity to play also.
The four options for the name change which are to be put to the AGM are:
And we are proposing the following revised set of objects, to bring them up-to-date:
The objects of the Society are:
* to be amended in light of the decision on the name
For information the existing objects are:
New Cathedral Administrator, Hugh Kennedy at St Peter’s Cathedral, is organising a series of Musical Masses once a month, beginning with MELISMA on Saturday 13th January at 7pm. They will be performing Lobo’s Missa Vox Clamantis and other early works. The series will continue once a month with Renaissance, Methodist College Chapel Choir, Cappella Caeciliana, and Martin Baker from Westminster Cathedral offering an Organ Mass later in the year. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience music and liturgy at its best, in a wonderful new building and organ.
Concerts, Recitals and Special Occasions
ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS, SERVICES and CONCERTS
Priory Singers Advent Carol Service – Bangor Abbey – Sunday 3rd December, 7pm
“Cathedral Christmas” – Wednesday 13th December, 8pm
Belfast Cathedral Choir
Priory Singers Carols by Candlelight – St Molua’s – Thursday 21st December, 8pm
A Christmas Meditation with Sciolto, directed by Paul Berry with Jonathan Geoghegan (organ).
“A Ceremony of Carols” with MELISMA – Friday 22nd December, 7.30pm
Belfast Cathedral, Donegall Street
24th December – Carols with Concentio, 3pm
Friday 16 February 2007, 7.45pm, OLIVIER LATRY, Ulster Hall
On this evening there will be a recital in the Ulster Hall by the astounding organist of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Olivier Latry.
Whatever you do, make this the first entry in your 2007 diary-and miss this concert at your peril. The concert will conclude with an improvisation on a submitted theme so this is your chance to hear one of the world’s masters of this art. Tickets £10 from the Ulster Hall Box Office (02890 323900) and tell your friends - this will be a great opportunity to spread the word about the organ far and wide.
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where you can find sources of Teachers, Concert Listings, and much more . . . . . .
"Joyful Noise? The Why, What and How of music in church". This 257-page book is intended to be a comprehensive resource for church organists, dealing in three sections with "Why" we should have church music (a theological and pastoral rationale), with "what" it can consist of (choosing hymns and music for services, weddings and funerals, arranging concerts, etc) and "how" to get the most out of your abilities to produce organ music that will really lead congregations securely in hymns and psalms. It's intended to be very readable (and I'm told that it is!).
Further information (and extracts) is available on http://www.rishton.info/joyful.html, from where individual copies can also be ordered.
Any items of interest or news, or church posts you wish to advertise, should be sent to me at email@example.com or Director of Music, Belfast Cathedral, Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2HB. Thank you. Philip Stopford, Hon.Sec.
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