Organised by the Friends of St. Giles' Church, this is the second Annual Garden Party honouring Friends and Benefactors, in the garden of St. Giles'. Cream teas will be on sale from as little as £5, and smart summer dress and hats are encouraged.
19th Annual Summer Concert by Members of the Quartet Club of Cambridge. All Welcome. Free Admission. Retiring Collection.
Quartet Club was created to give young people and adults the experience of playing string quartets and to receive coaching to develop their playing and musicianship. An important part of the ethos of Quartet Club is to encourage the skills of listening to what each other is doing and to work as a team, skills that are vital in chamber music but which also have a wider application.
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Bob Fyffe, General Secretary of “Churches Together in Britain”, is our main speaker and the theme for the weekend will be “Together for the Common Good”. This is a weekend for churchatcastle to spend time with friends, enjoying food, fellowship and fresh air! This is your weekend, to make of it what you will.
A short introduction to our weekend leader:
Canon Bob Fyffe is a Scot, he has been a parish priest in the Episcopalian Church, a diocesan youth officer in England and national youth officer in Scotland. He also has a great sense of humour.
One of Cambridge's leading conductors and one of Cambridge's leading chamber orchestras join together for an evening of rapturous music for midsummer. Eleanor Cramer is the soloist for Samuel Barber's gorgeous evocation of a childhood summer, and the concert closes with Mozart's joyous final symphony.
Eleanor Cramer (soprano)
Ralph Woodward (conductor)
Knoxville: Summer of 1915 Op 24 - Samuel Barber
Au Crépuscule (world première) - Amelia Cant
Andante festivo for string orchestra - Jean Sibelius
Symphony No 41 in C, 'Jupiter' K 551 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Tickets: £15, £10 (concessions), £5 (students and under 18s)
Phone for tickets: 07711384218
All are welcome to share a delicious, freshly cooked Sunday lunch and friendly company. Normally this takes place on the first Sunday of each month. Please telephone Richard on 01223 364929 or the Parish Office on 01223 315000 if you wish to book a place. Cost of the lunch is £4 per head.
This monthly working party meets at the Burial Ground (off Huntingdon Road) to clear graves, working under the guidance of Rod Ailes. Please bring gloves (if you have them) and stout shoes are essential, secateurs, loppers and any garden waste sacks very desirable if you have them. It can also be thirsty work, so do bring a drink as well.
Further working party dates in summer 2017 are 17th June and 15th July.
The Friends are also undertaking to update the record of memorial inscriptions that was made by Dr. Lucy Slater in 1994. If you would like to join the Friends and help with this project please contact Dr. James Clackson, the Honorary Secretary, to find out what is involved.
The Friends aim to protect and enhance these remarkable burial grounds for the public benefit as a place of remembrance, spirituality, history and nature. You can read more about the Friends and join here. New members are most welcome.