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|For the fifth time at the amazing All Saints Carshalton the Choir Festival 2016 is set for the 8th October, at 7pm. Five of the better amateur choirs in the district showcase their passion and talent; this is a non competitive event performed for the joy of singing. The selection of choirs are deliberately as diverse as possible, Creating a unique spectacle for all to enjoy. We welcome The Downsmen Barbershop Chorus who are an exceptional a cappella male voice barbershop chorus, performing traditional barbershop with gusto and talent. The Messenger Choir who bring bags of enthusiasm and plenty of talent, performing gospel music with passion in multiple languages. Show Choir is full of people who love to sing, and sing songs from the famous musicals, and they do it very well. The Brook Choir are a funky contemporary bunch of singers from Wallington, full of energy and life, they bring life to the party! The Carshalton Choral are a large choir with plenty of experience; they perform a great variety of classical pieces showing skill and quality.|
Sutton’s cultural gems on display for Open House weekend
The magic and majesty of Sutton’s heritage will be open to the public this month as part of the capital’s annual Open House Weekend. Twelve historic or innovative buildings will be open for free to the public for the annual event which takes place on Saturday, 20th September and Sunday, 21st September 2014.
Residents can explore historic buildings, see exhibitions and discover more about sustainable architecture.Among the buildings taking part this year are The Circle Library in Carshalton, Whitehall in Cheam, BedZED & Regeneration of Hackbridge and Little Holland House in Carshalton. The Sutton Life Centre will be hosting kids activities and tours on Saturday, 20th September. Two guided walks have also been organised on Sunday, 21st September 2014. One is ‘A Look at Old Carshalton’, led by local historian Andrew Skelton. The other is a 75-minute tour of sustainable buildings in the borough, starting in Sutton.
Councillor Jill Whitehead, Chair of the Environment and Neighbourhoods Committee, said:
“We have a rich heritage right here on our doorstep and Open House weekend is a great chance to uncover the borough’s past. It’s also a great opportunity to explore the kind of modern buildings we all see on TV and look at the technology behind sustainable buildings. Not only that but there are special activities going on for all the family so there is something for everyone.”
Buildings in Sutton taking part are:
The Circle Library, Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton (Sat only)
Sutton Life Centre, Alcorn Close, Sutton (Sat only)
All Saints Church, Carshalton (Sat & Sun)
Honeywood Museum, Honeywood Walk, Carshalton (Sat & Sun)
Whitehall, 1 Malden Road, Cheam (Sat & Sun)
St Nicholas Church, Gibson Road, Sutton (Sun only)
BedZED & Regeneration of Hackbridge, 24 Helios Road, Wallington (Sat only)
Carshalton Water Tower & Historic Gardens, West Street, Carshalton (Sat & Sun)
Lumley Chapel, St Dunstan’s Churchyard, Cheam (Sat & Sun)
Little Holland House, 40 Beeches Avenue, Carshalton (Sat only)
Russettings, 25 Worcester Road, Sutton (Sun only)
This highly regarded and awarded choir will be making one of its rare appearances in the UK on Tuesday 2nd September at All Saints Carshalton at 7:30 pm.
Founded in 1982 by its director Hans–Dieter Reinecke and comprising over 35 talented singers, they have gained a reputation for excellence Europe wide. The choir’s repertoire includes sacred and secular choral music of all styles. The choral music of the 20th Century are given a particular weight. Several composers have written works exclusively for this highly talented choir from Hanover, Germany.
Having previously toured extensively in Russia, Hungary, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Italy, the USA and Turkey, they will come to Carshalton for one special night only.Together with the North German Radio Company, they have made several best selling CDs .
The programme will include works from Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, James MacMillan, Buchenberg and Brahms.
This is a free event with a request for a donation to the church on departure.
Cllr. Hamish Pollock took these pictures of the recently-restored heritage signs for the All Saints’ Church, Carshalton, Ann Boleyn’s Well by the Church and The Orangery of the former Carshalton Park House at the corner of The Square with Brookside.
These signs were some of many similar signs restored as part of the council’s recent Environmental Improvements Programme, masterminded by Carshalton Central ward Cllr. Jill Whitehead in her role as Chair of the Environment and Neighbourhoods Committee and council officers.
Maundy Thursday 17 April 2014 8:00 pm Mass of the Last Supper followed by silent vigil before the Altar of Repose until 5.00 am
Good Friday 18 April 2014 9:30 am Stations of the Cross (suitable for children) 10:30 am Veneration of the Cross and Mass of the Presanctified 11:45 am Silent Procession of Witness through Carshalton High Street 12:00 noon outdoor Ecumenical Service, usually at the War Memorial, but in the grounds of The Grove in 2014
Easter Eve 19 April 2014 9:00 pm Lighting of the New Fire and Paschal Proclamation
Easter Day 20 April 2014 Sunday services as usual