choir in rehearsal
Getting ready for the service
An invitation from Simon Lole:
On the first Sunday of May, - Sunday 6th – we are going to start a new initiative at St. Mary’s Church in Swanage by having an “Open” Choral Evensong. I am aware that there are a good number of singers in the local deaneries who love to sing choral evensong, but who are either church members at churches that don’t sing evensong, or they are people who can’t make a regular commitment. So we want to extend an open invitation to singers to come and join us for a short rehearsal and Evensong.
We are planning to do this on the first Sunday of every month. So we shall all meet at 4pm and rehearse. A cup of tea will be served at 6pm for thirsty singers before the start of Evensong at 6.30pm. There will be music by Smith, Stanford and Bob Chilcott in the first one. All music will be provided. I would be grateful if you could circulate this information. Although not essential, it would be helpful to have a rough idea of numbers and so I am encouraging singers to drop me a line to say they are coming on firstname.lastname@example.org
Simon Lole Director of Music at St Mary’s Church