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St. John the Evangelist
Canon's Hill, Old Coulsdon, Surrey, CR5 1HA
We rehearse every Monday evening from 8 - 10pm
(during term time)
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On the 10th of December a small group of us took some festive cheer to Burrell Mead Care Home where the lively folks there enjoyed joining in with some carols, listened to a solo from George, and were entertained by a couple of amusing Christmas poems (from two Vals). A lovely time was had by all especially the mulled wine and cakes.
Our Spring concert was a great success this year, and was well attended by a sizeable audience. We sang choruses and arias from Mendelssohn's Elijah, Mendelssohn's Hear my Prayer and the much loved Fauré Requiem, all of which our audience greatly appreciated. Our talented accompanist played Rondo Capriccioso, Op.14 by Mendelssohn, and Impromptu, Op.34, no.3 by Faure. We were joined by soloists and a string quintet, who all appeared by kind permission of the Principal of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. We are now hoping to be able to add some video shots of the concert to the website before too long. Watch this space!
OUR TOUR TO REIMS
April 11th to April 14th, 2014.
On April 11th at an early hour 34 of us, singers and friends and relations, departed from Coulsdon by coach for our weekend in France. We arrived in Reims at approximately 5.30 pm, where we were to spend the weekend at the Ibis hotel.
Reims is a charming medieval city of immense historic importance, with its beautiful cathedral and many lovely parks and gardens. It was a stronghold of resistance during the First World War and it was also here that the act of full surrender was signed on the 7th May, 1945, which marked the end of the Second World War in Europe. We were lucky enough to have the Saturday morning free in which to explore the city.
On Saturday afternoon we visited the Mercier Champagne House - obviously this visit was a must as we were in the Champagne region - after which we made the short journey to Epernay where we held our first concert in the Eglise Notre-Dame D'Epernay.
We spent Sunday morning exploring Troyes, another beautiful medieval city, before our second concert at the Eglise Saint Tresain in the village of Avenay-Val-d'Or. After the concert we were most appreciative of the champagne reception which the mayor had very kindly organised for us. Sunday evening was spent in the Brasserie Flo, where we enjoyed a delicious dinner to mark the end of our stay.
The choir are now looking forward to organising their next trip in the not too far distant future.