Monday, 17 September 2012

Programme of Music at St Augustine's Church

St Augustine's Church will be alive with music on the day of the celebration and surrounded by kids activities, here's the music programme for the church...

A Concert of Music
in St Augustine’s Church
This concert is free.
All donations will go to The Churches Conservation Trust
in whose care St Augustine’s church, Norwich, is vested.

Music making at St Augustine’s
– a few historical notes
by Stuart McLaren
Qui cantat, bis orat (to sing once is to pray twice)Bishop Aurelius Augustinus of Hippo (354–430)
The Reverend Charles John Smyth, appointed rector of St Augustine’s in 1795, was a keen amateur musician and composer. He wrote an essay on the science of acoustics and in 1817 published Six Letters on Singing, from a father to his Son, which included the following piece of paternal advice:
When you are singing, stand erect; hold your head high;
do not tuck your chin into your cravat.

Part 1
1.00 – 1.45 p.m. Organ recital by David Berwick
David Berwick was organist at St Barnabas’s church, Heigham, Norwich, for many years and is a composer of music for the organ. He will be playing pieces today by J. S. Bach, Albinoni, Pachelbel, Haydn, Jan Sweelinck, Flor Peeters, Fauré and John Stanley.


2.00 – 2.30 p.m. Baroque & folk music for cello, violin and organ
Performed by Jeanne Cooper, Frances Cooper & Nicholas Jackson.

Part 2
3.30 – 4.00 p.m. Vocal recital of light music from the last 500 years by the Red Steeplers.
The Red Steeplers are a St Augustine’s area-based singing group comprising Ruth Collings, Frances Cooper, Nick Jackson, Simeon Jackson &
Tim Jackson.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

The Puppet Theatre Confirmed

Full programmes out soon but get your craftiness ready!

The amazing Puppet Theatre will be running puppet making workshops for children at St Augustine's Church Hall from 11-4, £2.50/child. 

Monday, 10 September 2012

Get in the party spirit...Free Belly Dancing Taster

 As a warm up to their appearance at the Celebration why not try Belly Dancing!
FREE TASTER - Tribal Style Belly Dance 
 Date: 12th Sept 2012
Time: 7 - 8pm
Venue: The Dance Studio, Sewell Park College, St Clements Hill, Norwich, NR3 5BX

If you enjoy dancing or are looking for a fun way to keep fit why not come along and join our lovely group of ladies and give Amercian Tribal Style Belly dance a try, although this dance is about more than a keeping fit, it's good for the mind, body and spirit too and is suitable for all ages, shapes and sizes.  The new term begins the following week 19th Sept and we will be enrolling for our Level 1 class but this week is your opportunity to try for it for FREE!

If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please get in touch to register your interest and reserve a space.

home page Anam Cara

Anam Cara Dance - Instructors and Performers of
ATS (American Tribal Style) Belly Dance- Fat Chance Sister Studio
Modern Belly dance- JWAAD Affiliated NOCN Accredited

Planning Meeting Tues 11th September

The next meeting's at The Stage at 52 St. Augustine's NR3 3AD at 7pm on Tues 11th Sept.  We will be putting together the programme which is looking increasingly exciting with large scale art work, bands, kids activities and more. Looking forward to seeing you. 

If you're not able to make do feel free to send any updates to this address and we will make sure they are shared.