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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.
Happy New Year!
After a busy December 2014, we're already planning and looking forward to lots of musical events in the year ahead.
In February we're pleased to welcome Carl Bahoshy who will be giving a piano recital to raise funds for Iraqi Christians in need. In March, our choristers will be travelling to St John the Divine in Kennington to sing evensong with choristers from all over the country who attend Morland Chorister's Camp. And in May, there will be our usual Concert Series every Wednesday evening which features talented local musicians.
Looking further ahead - June promises to be an extremely exciting month - more to follow!
Carl Bohoshy Piano Recital
Sunday 2nd February, 12pm
St Giles' is very pleased to welcome Carl Bohoshy to play for us after our Sunday service on the 2nd of February at 12pm.
Carl has been an extraordinary money raiser for Iraqi Christians In Need (ICIN) and has been giving performances all around the UK. ICIN works to provide support to displaced Iraqi Christians and helps programmes providing medical care, education and direct financial help to widows and other disadvantaged people.
Carl's programme includes works by Chopin, Schubert and Beethoven.
All donations will go towards Iraqi Christians In Need.
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.
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 Autumn term with performances at Silent Film Night and at Carols 'round Camberwell 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.