Bishop of Lynn to sing in Heacham
A west Norfolk choir will be singing Maunder’s ‘Olivet to Calvary’ on the day before Palm Sunday, and the Rt Revd Jonathan Meyrick, Bishop of Lynn, hopes to take part. Tony Rothe reports.
The choir - formed mainly from churches in the Heacham and Rising Deanery
- but also with other singers from local choral groups, will be singing Maunder’s
famous cantata, which dates from 1904, in St Mary’s church, Heacham
, on Saturday April 12 at 7pm
This event forms part of a series marking the centenary of the fine 3-manual pipe organ in the church, and combined rehearsals will have been held in churches mainly along the north Norfolk coast.
At the time of writing, Bishop Jonathan
very much hopes that his commitments will enable him to join the choir and to sing the part of ‘Pilate’. Other soloists are George Braun
– bass, John Gudgeon
– tenor, with William Moss
at the organ and Adrian Flower
All singers and congregation are invited, phone 01485 571102
for details. There is no charge to attend but there will be a retiring collection in aid of the Norwich Diocese Lent project ‘Resources for new vicars in Papua New Guinea.’
The venue is St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Heacham, King's Lynn, PE31 7HJ
Phone: 01485 572539
Visit : http://www.stmarysheacham.webeden.co.uk/
The picture above shows the Heacham and Rising Deanery Choir rehearsing in 2012.