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Music at Boldre

Wedding music at St. John's
Getting married at St. John's? Then visit our Wedding Music page!

Music plays an important part in worship and life at St. John’s.

Timothy RiceDirector of Music

Timothy Rice ARCO ALCM was appointed Director of Music in September 2015, bringing with him almost 40 years’ experience in Church Music.  He gained his Associateship of the Royal College of Organists in 1989 and has been a parish church organist since the age of 13.

Choir

A robed, enthusiastic and capable 4-part choir sings at Sunday services, as well as at weddings, funerals and other occasions as required throughout the year.  At their disposal is an extensive music library containing a large selection of choral music, much of which is already within the choir’s repertoire.  At occasional services throughout the year, we join forces with the choir from St. Mary's and other neighbouring parishes, singing together at either St. John's or St. Mary's, to make good music in worship together.

Choir Practices are on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm for about an hour. We are actively seeking to add new members - ladies, men and children - to the existing choir;  this will help us to broaden our horizons on to an even wider repertoire, so please contact us by email if you are interested.

Organ

Timothy Rice at the organ of St. John's, Boldre The organ at St. John’s is a 3-manual electronic instrument,
 installed in 1989, replacing a pipe organ which was located
 in the bell tower below the bell chamber. 

 It has a specification akin to that of a large parish church organ
 and the sound realistically reflects one of the country’s finest
 pipe organs, namely the fine Henry Willis organ at Hereford Cathedral. 
 It is well capable of supporting singing at all services, as well as
 having the ability to be an excellent recital instrument.

 

 

 

 

 

Current Music List 

Music List - May 2019

 

 

 

 

St. John's Patronal and Lyndhurst Deanery Festival Service
23 June 2019, 6.30pm

Choir Order of Service (A5 single pages)

Choir Order of Service (Booklet)  If manually printing on both sides to make a Booklet, first print page 1 of this PDF file (containing pp. 1 & 16 of the Booklet), then print page 2 (containing pp. 2 & 15 of the Booklet) on the reverse, and so-on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wedding Music

Wedding ringsIf you are planning on getting married at St. John's, please visit our
Wedding Music at St John's Boldre page where you will find
lots of help and suggestions for choosing your music.

 

 

Concerts and Recitals

Throughout each year, there are occasional concerts and recitals featuring talent from the local area as well as from afar, including regular and popular appearances by the St. Nicholas Singers. These events are listed below (all at St. John's unless otherwise stated), publicised on the church calendar and in the weekly Pew Sheets which are available for download from the Home page.

Date and Time Event
Sat 16 Mar 2019 7.30pm

Concert - Vox Serenata - a vocal group set up by two childhood friends to explore the wealth of sacred and secular music, accompanied and a capella, from the Renaissance to the present day.  Led by Rob Dishington (Director of Music, Durlston Court School), pianist Sam Hanson.

Sat 27 April 2019 12.30pm

Spring Concert - St. Nicholas Singers
Music from Stage and Screen

Wed 8 May 2019 12.00pm

Organ Recital - Timothy Rice
Followed by Bring-Your-Own Picnic - drinks provided.

St. Nicholas' Chapel, Pilley Street, Pilley SO41 5QG (Entrance via Boldre War Memorial Hall).

Wed 5 Jun 2019 12.00pm

Organ Recital - Timothy Rice
Followed by Bring-Your-Own Picnic - drinks provided.

Come and hear Hereford Cathedral's world famous "Father" Willis organ ... on your doorstep.

Sat 20 Jul 2019 Cantaras Ladies Choir - a programme of "Songs from the Musicals", raising funds for the Lymington Hospital Scanner Appeal.
Sat 24 Aug 2019 7.30pm Concert
St. Nicholas Singers with Nova Foresta Classical Players
Wed 4 Sep 2019 3.00pm

Organ Recital - Timothy Rice
Followed by light refreshments.

St. Nicholas' Chapel, Pilley Street, Pilley SO41 5QG
(Entrance via Boldre War Memorial Hall).

Sat 5 Oct 2019 3.00pm

Organ Recital - Timothy Rice
Followed by light refreshments.

Come and hear Hereford Cathedral's world famous "Father" Willis organ ... on your doorstep.

Sat 12 Oct 2019 Concert
Sun 8 Dec 2019 4.00pm Christmas Concert - St. Nicholas Singers