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St Giles' tries to be a welcoming, inclusive and friendly church. We're also a very musical one! We'll keep you up to date with all the latest musical goings on and bring you news about all the groups and organisations who make music here.
The Lodger: A Tale of the London Fog
Friday 31st October, 7pm. Tickets £5 & £3 available on the door.
Join us at St Giles' on Halloween night for a film which will make your blood run cold!
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, The Lodger is a silent film set in 1920's London. At night, lurking in the fog, a murderer known as 'The Avenger' is on the loose and when a mysterious lodger (Ivor Novello) moves in to the upstairs room of Mr and Mrs Bunting, suspicions begin to rise...
Live music will be performed by Camberwell Community Choir and local musicians. Families are welcome - the film is rated 'PG' - although there is some very mild violence involving a crowd and frequent smoking and drinking, there is no nudity or profanities!
Everyone is very welcome to come in costume. Either in scary clothes after trick or treating or in 1920's period dress! A bar is available and tickets will be sold on the door. The film running time is 80 mins and there will be a short interval.
If you want to make a night of it - why not head down to the crypt afterwards?! There will be live jazz from 9.30pm courtesy of a band called PARAGON.
".....Paragon are a travelling band. They tour countries and influences alike, from Brooklyn ballads to Venezuelan merengue to Bollywood bhangra. Imagine a 1970s classic Jazz quartet after backpacking in Eastern Europe and jamming with 21st century Balkan folk bands. Send them off to see a Glenn Gould recital you might hear something of what goes on in the back of the Paragon tour bus. It's the sound of a journey taking place...." The Band will play music from their new CD "Cerca'.
Combined tickets for the film and the band are available at www.wegottickets.com. The crypt has good food, a fully stocked bar and is open till late! www.jazzlive.co.uk
Sponsor a Hymn!
On Sunday 5th October at 6pm we held a special service to celebrate harvest time. We sang some beautiful music and listened to words which told the story of people who worked to bring in the harvest long ago. Afterwards, we were treated to lots of cake!
Many people sponsored hymns for the service and we raised £140. But you can only sing so many hymns in one service! So every Sunday, we will be singing a sponsored hymn in our main 10am service. You might want to sponsor a hymn simply because you like the tune! Or you might want to suggest a hymn in memory of a loved one. To get involved, please fill in a hymn sponsor sheet at the back of church next to the music noticeboard and hand it in to a choir member or a member of the clergy. You can write a message about why you chose the hymn and it will be included on the church notice sheet. Money raised will again go towards repairs on the organ.
2014 Concert Series
Planning for our next series will get underway later this year. In the meantime, thank you to everyone who has helped with this series, to our sponsors W. Uden & Sons and Haart - and of course to all our performers! Check out pictures and recordings from the concerts on St Giles' Facebook page here.
St Giles' Choir
Our church choir is a fundamental part of worship at St Giles'. The choir continues a long tradition of choral music both at St Giles' and in the Church of England.
To help us grow the choir and improve our musicanship, a grant has been awarded by the Ousley Trust for a number of choral scholarships which have already made a huge difference to the choir. The grant has enabled us to increase the range of repertoire we are able to sing - as well as inspiring others to join. The trust helps around 40 churches in similar ways every year and we are extremely grateful for their support.
You can find out more about the Trust at the website, here.
Camberwell Community Choir
Rehearsals on Tuesdays at 7.45pm - All Welcome!
After a busy summer with performances at the Young Vic theatre, St Giles' and at King's College Hospital, rehearsals are once again underway!
Anyone is welcome to join - your first rehearsal is free! Rehearsals take place at the St Giles' Centre opposite the church.