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Details of upcoming concerts, as well as news from the parish's two music departments (the choirs of St Mary's and St Peter's, along with the organs at All Saints, St Mary's and St Peter's) are posted here. See also the music pages for more general information about music in the Parish.

March
31
2015

Music at St Peter’s 2015

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March
20
2015

Good Friday at St Mary's

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March
31
2014

Music at St Peter's & All Saints’

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October
11
2013

Saturday, 19th October 2013 7.30pm

Mozart: Vesperae Solennes de Confessore K339 and Don Giovanni Overture

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September
26
2013

Coffee Break Concerts Autumn 2013

The Autumn series of Coffee Break Concerts at St Peter's Church begins on Saturday 28th September with Peter Siepmann, organ.  For more details about concerts in the upcoming series, please click here.

All concerts begin at 11am, with coffee and biscuits served from 10.15am.  Admission is free, with donations to the music fund gratefully appreciated.

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March
31
2013

The Choir of St Peter's continues to sing at least five services a month at St Peter's and one at All Saints' in a range of liturgies that includes Matins, Eucharist, Evensong and Compline.  Alongside this principal commitment to the opus Dei of the parish, regular visits and concert work continue to form an integral part of the choir's schedule.  2013 began, as has become the custom in recent years, with a cathedral visit, this time to sing Evensong at Coventry Cathedral on the Feast of the Baptism of Christ - it was a thrill indeed to sing Howells and Elgar in such a sumptuous acoustic.  Back at home, and during the temporary closure of St Mary's, the St Peter's Choir sang for the High Sheriff's Legal Service.  During Lent, a concert performance of Stainer's Crucifixion was very well received, with particular thanks due to Alastair MacIntosh and Richard Ward for their solo roles.  The choir was once again privileged to be invited to sing for the Diocesan Chrism Eucharist during Holy Week, and after the usual round of Easter services, the Spring Term ended with a joyous trip to Lincoln Cathedral on Easter Monday.  During the first weekend of July, we were delighted to welcome back a number of choir alumni to participate in a celebratory Coffee Break Concert (marking twenty-five years of this ever-popular series) as well as a suitably festal service of Matins the next morning.  The choir enjoyed a visit to sing Evensong at St Mary's Church in Plumtree, as well as a collaboration with the Choir of St Wulfram's Church in Grantham.  In August, a splendid weekend was had singing at Ripon Cathedral where the choir's singing was greatly appreciated by both congregation and clergy, who made us feel most welcome.

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February
11
2013

Peter Siepmann explores the use of traditional church music in today’s modern world

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May
3
2012

The next series of Coffee Break Concerts begins on Saturday 12th May, 11am at St Peter's Church.  For more information, please click here.

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March
31
2012

The year started with a memorable visit to Durham Cathedral, where the choir was in residence Friday 6th – Sunday 8th January. So soon after Christmas, rehearsal time was very limited, but the choir (along with a number of former choristers, always welcome back for such visits) rose to the occasion most admirably.  Compliments on the quality of singing and organ playing abounded from the cathedral's clergy and laity, and the whole visit had an absolutely delightful sense of camaraderie, epitomised by a splendid dinner at St Chad's College (where former chorister James Randle was then Director of Music).  It was also excellent for a number of us to catch up with former Rector of St Peter's, Canon Leslie Morley.

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February
2
2012

Today, Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius is a national monument. But at its first performance in Birmingham, 105 years ago, the music was thought daring and difficult, while the subject matter was viewed in some quarters with intense suspicion. The text of The Dream of Gerontius – by the Victorian Catholic convert, Cardinal John Henry Newman – is rich in doctrine that had been emphatically rejected by the Protestant church since the time of the Reformation. The central character, Gerontius (the name derives from the Ancient Greek gero¯n, meaning simply ‘old man’), prays for assistance to the Blessed Virgin Mary and to other saints, and after his soulsearing first sight of God, he doesn’t go straight to Heaven, but is committed to Purgatory for purification. For some Protestants in Elgar’s day, all this would have been pure heresy. However, one could argue that this is an essay in the transition from time to eternity viewed through the doctrine of the Roman Church.

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Map of All Saints', St Mary's and St Peter's churches, and the Parish office

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The office is situated on the upper floor of the St Peter's Centre, on the south side of St Peter's Church and adjacent to Marks & Spencer.

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St Peter's Centre, St Peter's Square
Nottingham, United Kingdom,
NG1 2NW

0115 948 3658 (+44 115 948 3658 outside the UK)

office@nottinghamchurches.org

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