Every year Laudemus! sings Evensong in Wimborne Minster, and 2020 marks our 30th anniversary and their 900th! A million-pound appeal – Minster Makes Music – has been launched to repair and rebuild the organ and establish a music foundation to safeguard the future of music at this historic church. Visit www.minstermakesmusic.co.uk for details and to make a donation.
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.)
Another wonderful week over – all very successful apart from an uncharacteristic ‘blip’ on Friday. Over the course of five days we coped with ciphers, impossible sight-lines, interesting cantors and challenging organs: all in a day’s singing. Now back to the real world, with Howells’ St Paul’s Service and Wesley’s Ascribe unto the Lord still ringing in our ears from the final service in Wimborne Minster. Huge thanks to our wonderful professional team of Sam Hanson (organ) and Jeremy Jackman (inspirational musical director).