What’s on in Somerset

2020

 
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Organ & Violin Meditation – St Mary Magdalene Church, Taunton – Saturday 7th November 2020 at 3.30 pm – with Julia Trigg (violin & reader) and Miles Quick (organ)

Dear all
 
As you will no doubt have realised, owing to the new restrictions it will not now be possible to hold this event live in St Mary Magdalene Church this Saturday afternoon 7th November as originally planned.  However, thanks to modern technology and some hard work by various technologists, we have been able to record a short ‘Remembrance Meditation’ (amended poster attached!).  This Meditation (consiting of two meditative pieces) will be available by the same time on Saturday as the live event would have been.  The pieces will be played by Julia Trigg on the violin and Miles Quick on St Mary Magdalene’s newly renovated Father Willis organ.  Please go to the ‘What’s on’ section of the St Mary Magdalene Church website and you will be directed to the Meditation.
 
 
We offer it, in addition to our online service for Remembrance Sunday, in the hope that it will help in quietly remembering and giving thanks for those loved ones who have gone before us, whom we see no more, but – as the Last Post and Reveille remind us – who now live ‘upon another shore and in a greater light’.
 
One advantage of online is that whereas before we were restricted by regulations to a small pre-booked audience, now there is no limit (‘that multitude which no man can number’ as it says in the King’s Carol Service bidding prayer).  So please feel free to share it!
 
Thank you so much for joining us and we look forward to seeing you again in person.
 
 
 

In a cautious attempt to get back to some live music in church and to raise spirits we are offering the following 45-minute event, using our recently renovated Father Willis organ.  We will use the same covid-safety procedures as we are now using for our Sunday morning services (see below).  I do hope it might be of interest to you – if so please do contact the Church Office to book a place.

 
07523 322693
 
 
Organ Meditation – St Mary Magdalene Church, Taunton, Saturday 3rd October 2020 at 3.30 pm – with Jonathan Price, Director of Music, Christ Church, Bristol City
 

The guidance now allows us to go ahead with this (with distancing, masks, sanitisation and records of attenders as on Sundays) with a small pre-booked audience.  Bookings can be made with the church office.  Following the success of a recent similar post-lockdown event in Wells Cathedral, inspiring music will be introduced and played, and the event will be a chance to come apart from the concerns of the day and be uplifted, soothed and roused – all in the course of 45 minutes!!  New Father Willis can do all these things!  Admission free, retiring collection.  Following this event we hope to reinstate more events as the guidance allows – watch this space!  

 

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Wells Cathedral – updated events – poster below

Wells Cathedral Organ Meditations poster