Thursday, 30 August 2012

Choral Concert - Australian Voices

The Australian Voices is an internationally renowned and award winning choral group comprised of singers from all over Australia. A small ensemble from The Australian Voices are currently touring the UK, including the Edinburgh Festival performing some of the most beautiful works of the last 300 years including pieces by Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Rachmaninov and more. The tour repertoire also includes Australian compositions by Steven Leek, Gordon Hamilton and didjeridoo player, William Barton. 

They will be performing at :

Christ Church, Cricklade Street, Swindon on Friday 19th October 
Concert 7:30pm (Free workshop starts at 6:30pm)

Students: £6 
Concession: £12
Adults: £15
Group of 10: £135
Under school age free

Those attending the concert are encouraged to come along an hour before the concert to participate in a fun, easy workshop experience with TAV. Here, participants can learn a piece of music and the singing techniques employed by The Australian Voices. Participants of the workshop are also invited to sing with the choir during the concert. All ages and abilities welcome! Those wishing to participate in the workshop should be fully dressed in black clothing. 

To register for the workshop or book tickets:
You are also welcome to purchase tickets at the door.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Join in the Wiltshire Ride & Stride

It's Ride and Stride time again. Put Saturday 8th September 2012 in your diary and get all the family out on their bikes to visit as many historic Wiltshire churches as you can between 10.00am and 18.00.
The video below explains what happens - you can get more details, entry forms and church lists from Caroline Pitt:  
or Tel 521732.

There is a £500 prize and the Brooke Cup for the best parish effort (based on the numbers of participants x the amount raised). There are also cash prizes for under 15, Under 18's and over 65's for the most money raised.

Last year Christ Church raised £1,200 in sponsorship (£610 came back to us - the rest went to the Historic Churches Trust). We came third in the Brooke Cup. Will Penfold and Rachel White won prizes in the under -15's for raising the most money.

This is a great way to get to know your local area and continues a family tradition at Christ Church going back many years. There is usually a great welcome and often refreshments available at the churches
you visit. Download a poster.

Get some inspiration for that "perfect" route here.

Over £1.3 million was raised last year to help maintain historic churches and chapels - a vital part of our architectural, spiritual and cultural heritage. All this plus - it's a great day out with the family. Find out more and get entry forms from our parish co-ordinator - Caroline Pitt
or Telephone her on  521732.