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CONSERVATION AND REFURBISHMENT PROJECT
The church will be closed from 1st June until just before Easter next year. For more information Click here or on the button at the left of this page.
As usual this was greatly enjoyed by all 'progressers', thanks to Jeanette's expert organisation. Many thanks to all the hosts who provided the three courses and the concluding cheese and coffee. And the event raised £1040 for the life and work of the church - fantastic!
More than 70 people visited St.Mary's on the Open Day to learn about the Conservation & Refurbishment project, to donate and "buy" parts of the materials required - stone flags for the south porch floor were very popular - and, of course, to enjoy the cream teas. Together with donations made at the May Festival stall, £2,200 was raised for the project. Well done everybody!
Our stand at the May Festival proved very popular with free muffins on offer. Much interest was also raised in the Conservation & Refurbishment project and the forthcoming concert by the Ohio Universtiy Choral Scholars. Many thanks to those who supplied muffins and manned the stall.
CONCERT BY THE OHIO UNIVERSITY CHORAL SCHOLARS
About 100 people filled the church on Saturday 16th May to hear an extremely enjoyable concert by the newly formed choir from Ohio University. From the start, when the choir surrounded the audience to sing the Gregorian chant Ave Verum Corpus,
we were treated to a wonderful variety of ancient and modern music sung with enthusiasm, accuracy and musicality. St.Mary's has an excellent acoustic, and the choir used it to their advantage, moving around from the chancel step to the choir stalls in the chancel and back to the nave again, placing each piece of music in an appropriate context. Their final rousing rendition of Hall Johnson's 'Ain't got time to die' was reprised as an encore by universal demand.
Thank you Daniel J Hall and your talented Scholars for a great evening! and to all who helped with the organisation and refreshments.You helped us to raise a further £550 towards our Conservation and Refurbishment project.
[All the photographs of the concert are copyright©Kevin Poile to whom many thanks for his permission for us to use them].
The Chalgrove Artist's exhibition is now available for all to visit - see times below. Make sure you don't miss it!
Shared Life Activities in 2015
Saturday 16th May to Monday 25th May (not open 19th May)
12noon to 6pm daily except 19th May
Original artwork by Janet Dunkley, Gordon Smith, Christine Pulker and Jim Robinson
Monday 1st June
Please see the Project pages for more information
Sunday 5th July
Saturday 10th October
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