Saturday 2nd November, 7.30pm - Rachmaninov Vespers Join us for the beginning of the church year. The Act of Vespers is the first act of worship of each day taking place after sunset on the previous day, so here is our offering for the night before the first Sunday of Advent. The Music is set by Rachmaninov written in 1915 and uses the Eastern Orthodox tradition to inspire the soundworld. Rich, thick textures characterise this work making it beautiful and strong at the same time. The concert will take place at St Augustine's Church, Solihull, and features members of St Alphege Church Choirs and visiting singers. Tickets are available online or on the door.
Friday 8th December, 6.30pm - Carols for Birmingham Children's Hospital St Alphege Church Choirs join forces with children from local junior schools to sing carols and raise money for Birmingham Children's Hospital. Tickets are £5 on the door for adults, children admitted free of charge.
Wednesday 20th December, 7.30pm - Ceremony of Carols, Britten Choristers from St Alphege will be joined by Warwickshire Choristers to perform Britten's famous Ceremony of Carols, with harp accompaniment by Rita Schindler. Tickets are £10 for adults, children admitted free of charge, available online or on the door.
Saturday 23rd December, 7.30pm - Handels' Messiah What
better way to celebrate Christmas than to enjoy Handel's famous Messiah
and know that you are raising funds for a good cause - Cancer Research
UK. Tickets are £12 for adults, £5 for students, children admitted free of charge, available online or on the door.
Christmas 2017 - Special Services
Sunday 3rd December, 6.30pm - Advent Carol Service Sunday 17th December, 6.30pm - Nine Lessons and Carols Sunday 24th December, 11.30pm - Midnight Mass Monday 25th December, 9.15am and 11am - Christmas Day services Sunday 7th January 2018, 6.30pm - Epiphany Carol Service
We will also sing at St Alphege Church as per our usual schedule throughout December, and will be visiting St Michael's Church on Sunday 3rd December, and St Helen's on Sunday 10th December.
Details of our carol singing plans will be announced shortly. We will be out and about in the community as much as possible throughout December.