According to statistics from the Church of England, attendance at cathedral services is rising, with choral evensong in particular enjoying a renaissance. Oxford University’s Faculty of Music is researching this surprising trend: to read more, and to take part a survey, cut and paste this link www.englishcathedrals.co.uk and click on the Choral Evensong tab.
The service is to be held at St Peter’s, Hammersmith, W6 9BE on Saturday 4 May at 2.00pm. Please pass on the details to other Laudemians who might not see this notice. Church is at the bottom end of Black Lion Lane, which runs between the Great West Road (no access at this end) and Chiswick High Road. Nearest tube is Stamford Brook (District Line).
It is with the greatest sadness that we announce the death of David Coram on 27/28 January 2019. See more on the page ‘Our Music Team’. When funeral details are known, they will be posted here, and it seems likely there will also be a memorial service at St Peter’s Hammersmith, West London, where David was a much-loved Director of Music.
Travelled to Wimborne Minster on Friday 31 August for the wedding of Margaret James (92) and Robert Cave (91). They are Britain’s oldest newly-weds, and a full Minster church wished them well. Google their names for more details and lovely pictures! (The Michael James Music Trust supports two Laudemus! scholars each year.)
And the final piece of the jigsaw: Stinsford have confirmed us for Wednesday 18 July.The demolished musicians’ gallery was reinstated in the 1990s and now houses a little continuo-style organ in place of the instruments which would have been familiar in Thomas Hardy’s day. Will we fit up there, I wonder? And can we source music such as Hardy’s contemporaries would have heard? Watch this space!