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Parents

In the words of the well known academic from the University of Life, Prof Paul Whitehouse, “Aren’t old people brilliant?“. The old dears are now safely ensconced in Warsash and once again I am satisfied that I can never get hold of them because they are always out. A few pics for the record, including an action driving shot…

Speeding through Wasash

Speeding through Wasash

Lee on the Solent

Lee on the Solent

Lee on the Solent

Lee on the Solent

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Merrily on High – Southern Voices Christmas concert

Our annual Christmas concert will be an excellent introduction to the week leading up to Christmas Day, with a varied selection of Advent and Christmas music, including traditional carols for choir and audience and fresh arrangements of familiar favourites.

Saturday 20 December at 7:30
St Cross Church, Winchester

Merrily on high

Of particular interest are three carol settings by contemporary Nordic composers (Ešenvalds, Mantyjarvi and Sandström), as well as arrangements by current British composers such as Will Todd, Bob Chilcott, David Hill, Roy Massey. And of course it just wouldn’t be Christmas without two carols from John Rutter…

This year’s concert will be in aid of the local charity that runs the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. The Air Ambulance crew are based at Thruxton near Andover and they work with the county’s emergency services to provide a prompt response to road traffic collisions, sporting accidents, collapses, and many other incidents throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. For further details please visit their website hiow-airambulance.org.uk

We hope you will be able to join us for this celebration of the Christmas story, in the atmospheric setting of the Normal Chapel of St Cross.

The programme will include:

O Heiland reiss – Johannes Brahms
Pilgrim Jesus – Bob Chilcott
O Emmanuel – Ēriks Ešenvalds
Ave maria d’Aosta – Jaakko Mantyjarvi
Candlelight Carol – John Rutter
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen – arr. Jan Sandström
Maria durch den Dornwald ging – arr. Gottfried Wolters

plus
traditional carols for choir and audience

director – Katherine Dienes-Williams
organ – Paul Provost

Tickets prices: £16
(concessions £14; children 17 and under £5)
Available from the Cathedral Box Office or me…

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Day trip to Isle of Wight

Proving it is possible to be relatively spontaneous, we found ourselves on a day trip to the Isle of Wight, with follow-up visits to Shanklin and the Ventnor Botanical Gardens. The gardens are always worth a visit and were pleasantly quiet when we turned up for last orders. Schools [still not] out [yet] for Summer.

Red Funnel over

Red Funnel over

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shanklin Sea Front

Shanklin Sea Front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sub tropical gardens

Sub tropical gardens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vibrant colours everywhere

Vibrant colours everywhere

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English Rose (another one)

English Rose (another one)

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