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From the Archives – Celebrating 150 years of the Choir of Christ Church Southgate

October 31, 2012


In the run up to our special Anniversary Concert, we’ve launched an appeal for current and former members of the choir to send us photos and stories from the last 150 years! Our facebook page has been buzzing with gossip since our appeal was featured in the Enfield Advertiser and Gazette! We’ve also been featured […]

Anniversary Concert – Bach Mass in B Minor – 25th November 2012

September 18, 2012


For our patronal festival concert in our 150th Anniversary Year, we’re doing the big one! The only Latin Mass composed by the Lutheran Bach and completed a year before his death, the Mass in B Minor is the culmination of his life’s work, drawing on previously completed music and considered to be one of the […]

Welcome to the new members of our choir!

September 6, 2012


The choir came back with a bang this term – our first Evensong of the Autumn featuring Balfour Gardiner’s Evening Hymn and the trailblazing Stanford in Bb; the first (and we think one of the best!) settings of the evening canticles written by the composer in 1879, which swept away all that Victorian stuffiness and […]

Choir Party & Awards Ceremony – Sunday 29th July 2012

July 29, 2012


We were delighted to host the annual Choir Party and Awards Ceremony on Sunday 29th July, just before our trip to York Minster. With an eye on the forecast, we spent most of Saturday putting up a big gazebo which we decorated with bunting, balloons and (slightly doctored) portraits of some of our favourite choral […]

Christ Church Summer Gala Concert – Sunday 8th July 2012

July 8, 2012


Our 150th Anniversary year has been packed with special musical events, but we still found time for our regular Summer Gala Concert, which provides the opportunity for both choir and congregation to dazzle us with their musical prowess. This year the concert took place on Sunday 8th July just as Andy Murray went on court against Roger […]

Evensong at Rochester Cathedral – Saturday 30th June 2012

June 30, 2012


As this wonderful cartoon by John Clark shows, our coach trip to Rochester in June was a speedier and far jollier affair than the tortuous journey to Southwell Minster a year ago – although it was sad not to be able to travel to St Pauls to support Hazel Miall (our visit had been arranged […]

Flower Festival Starts with a Bang – Friday 18th May 2012

May 18, 2012


The scent still lingers from the spectacular Sesquicentenary Flower Festival organised by Lynda Rigg and her team, which took place between 18th and 20th May 2012 and saw the church decked out with twenty eight different displays ranging from the more traditional sprays to modern arrangements, each depicting an event or important figure in the […]

Ooh la la lass! – Trip to Newcastle Cathedral (Part 2)

February 12, 2012


“MORE SLEAZE!” he cried. Our warm up consisted of shrugging our shoulders while turning down the corners of our mouths, pursing our lips to accommodate a pretend cigarette holder, blowing smoke rings from an imaginary Gaulois and waving our hands as if to fluff up a poodle; all of which very much served to get […]

Evensong at Southwell Minster – Saturday 23rd July 2011

September 3, 2011


It started so well. In khaki and racing green with matching cap and tie, such a well turned out bus driver had never before graced the highways of Southgate. After we embarked, it became apparent that these parts were indeed unknown territory for him. An hour later we reached the M25 (via Edmonton) and it […]

Annual Choir Party and Awards Ceremony – Sunday 24th July 2011

July 24, 2011


Henry and I welcomed the junior and adult choir, parents and friends to our garden for the End of Term BBQ which preceded the annual Choir Awards presented by Harvey Brink, Kat Gourd and Rosie Tweddle. The sun appeared, the bunting stayed up and, whether in spite of or because of the home-made wine and […]