Concerts and Events
Lewisham Choral Society presents a sparkling programme of music for the festive season, including excerpts from Rachmaninoff’s exquisite All-Night Vigil.
In contrast to his often flamboyant style, this peaceful, introspective work, written in 1915, perhaps reflects the composer’s emotions at a time of turmoil in war-torn Russia. The work was strongly influenced by traditional Orthodox chant, with rich harmonies underpinned by a resonant deep bass, creating a distinctly Slavonic sound.
Our talented new principal accompanist, Clíodna Shanahan will also perform a solo item by Irish composer Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and will accompany the choir on piano and organ.
No Christmas concert would be complete without a splendid selection of carols, including the beautiful Ukrainian Carol of the Bells, and of course, there will be plenty of opportunity for audience participation!
Exhibitions and Social Events
We plan to take part in the ‘Fun Palaces’ weekend which celebrates its 10th year by creating our own Fun Palace on Sat 7th October at St. Mary’s.
We invite individuals and groups to share their skills, hobbies and interests. Please email us
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The posters below represent some of the Exhibitions and Events we have held at St. Mary's.
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