Music News Archive

Music News - February 2020
November is always the start of a very busy period for music at St Mary’s, which can be testing for the stamina and patience of all participants in the choir, organ loft and brass group. More ...
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Recording of Nine Lessons and Carols - 22nd December 2019 
Recording of our Service of Nine Lessons and Carols. Thanks to Peter De Vile for this recording – https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ahi-vSE3jNZnik7apFaeUoVUY19D?e=frPrIS More ...
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Wait for the Lord - Taizé 
'Wait for the Lord' - Taizé - sung by Alison Knights at our Family Service on 15 December 2019 accompanied by Oli King on piano. More ...
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Music News November 2019
On 29th September the brass group performed a stealth operation to surprise two former members by substituting for the expected organ voluntary at the end of the morning service. More ...
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Do you play a Brass instrument? 
St Mary’s Brass meets on Monday evenings 6.15–7.15pm during term time. The group plays at various events in the year including our Easter Service, Christmas Carol Service and Christmas Fair. New members of any age are always welcome. More ...
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Music News October 2019
This is always a difficult month to report on the music at St Mary’s as the choirs and the brass group all have the month of August off, but after the four week break the choirs met to rehearse for the first time this academic year on 30th August. More ...
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From the Archives
Photo of St Mary's Church Choir Saffron Walden taken in 1913 More ...
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SMMA Autumn/Winter 2019-20 Music Programme
Latest SMMA Autumn/Winter 2019-20 Programme of Music Events at St Mary's SW, from our Patronal Festival on 8th September until Easter Sunday on 12th April 2020. Subject to change. More ...
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Music News Aug-Sept 2019
Despite being the end of term, the past month has certainly been a busy one!. The Junior Choir visited St. Botolph’s Church, Hadstock, to sing at the Holy Communion service on Sunday 7th July........ More ...
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Music News - July 2019
The choir sang at five services during May and covered works by composers dating from 1548 to the present day. On Sunday 9th June was the SMMA Festal Evensong..... More ...
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Music News - June 2019
I think that the best word to describe Easter at St Mary’s is ‘wow’. Our musicians really pulled out the stops this year. Easter week involved around 65 singers, 5 organists, 15 brass players, 1 viola player, 1 cellist, and 1 timpanist. More ...
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Music News - May 2019
As Easter is unusually late this year, the second half of March and the beginning of April have been full of Lenten music, some already performed, and some still in prospect at the date of writing. More ...
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Music News April 2019
ecently the Rector was able to present Alex with her surplice, Isobel, Patricia, Harry, James and Hayden with their light blue ribbons whilst Charlotte, Tabby, Eden and Peter received their red ribbons...... More ...
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Music News - March 2019
The New Year has seen no let-up for the Choir. It is worth remembering that, along with the usual Sunday service music, the Advent, Christmas and Epiphany Carol services all occur in a period of less than two months.... More ...
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Joyful Noise is looking for new members!  
Joyful Noise - Our youngest singing group is looking for new members! Joyful Noise is a singing group for children in school years 1-3, who love music, singing and having fun. More ...
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Music News February 2019
December 2nd saw the traditional Advent Carol Service. This is always a very special service, hugely atmospheric with the whole thing beginning in darkness and then candles and light gradually being added as the service progresses..... More ...
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Recording of Nine Lessons and Carols - 16th December 2018
Recording of our Service of Nine Lessons and Carols. Thanks to Peter De Vile for this recording – https://1drv.ms/f/s!Ahi-vSE3jNZnii-W6EwQRn1kannJ More ...
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Christmas Carol Service Rehearsal Photos 16 December 2018
Christmas Carol Service Rehearsal Photos 16 December 2019 More ...
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Christingles and Joyful Noise - 9th Dec 2018
Christingles is always special, and Joyful Noise, our young children’s singing group for children aged 6 -8 years old, sung a carol, ‘Jesus is Born, composed by one of our junior choristers James Razzell. More ...
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Music News – Dec 2018/Jan 2019
At the very start of November Oliver King gave the final organ recital in this year’s occasional series, entitled ‘Music for the start of Remembrance Week’..... More ...
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Music News – November 2018 
The choir certainly hit the ground running after the August break with seven services in September including the Patronal Festival, Ordination and, of course, the wedding of the much-loved Rev’d Tim Hardingham and fellow choir member Nell Bacon. More ...
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Music News – October 2018 
August is usually a quiet month for the St Mary’s music groups while everyone takes a well earned summer break. As a final flourish at the end of the academic year, Oli King and Martin Huggett gave a superb concert of piano duets .... More ...
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Music News – Aug-Sept 2018 
We have just sung the July Choral Evensong on what felt like the hottest Sunday for a very long time! .... More ...
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Music News – July 2018 
The Junior Choir and the children from Joyful Noise together took part in an informal concert for family and friends on Sunday 20th May.... More ...
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Recording of SMMA Festal Evensong on Sunday 10th June 2018 
Each year there is a special Festal Evensorg for the St Mary;s Music Association which provides practical, administrative and financial support to help maintain a high standard and wide variety of musical events in the parish. More ...
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Choir sings at Guildford Cathedral 28 April 2018  
On a dull and drizzly day the Choir headed round the M25 to sing choral evensong in the exceptionally spangly, recently revamped Guildford Cathedral. More ...
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