‘ “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.’
Bicester & District
10th July 12noon-2:00pm
Village Hall, Weston on the Green
Speaker Richard Moore
'Reaching the Unreachable'
Free - donations invited
Services for Sunday 23rd June
The Fourth Sunday after Trinity
- Family Worship
- 9:30am Ardley with Fewcott, St Mary
- Family Worship Communion
- 9:30am Somerton, St James
- Family Communion
- 11:00am Lower Heyford with Caulcott, St Mary
- 11:00am Souldern, Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary
- Contemporary Worship
- 11:00am Heyford Park, The Chapel
- Prayer & Worship
- 6:00pm Heyford Park, The Chapel
- 1662 Holy Communion
- 8:30am Upper Heyford, St Mary
- 6:00pm Fritwell, St Olave
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AN INSPIRING DAYSinging Day at Souldern Village Hall on Saturday 1st June
Thirteen members of Souldern Church Choir took part in a choral workshop on Saturday under the direction of Judith Sheridan, an opera soloist, voice coach and choir master who has studied extensively on how the voice works and has years of experience in coaching aspiring singers.
The day began by listening to a varied selection of singing from around the world including many styles of folk music, opera, classical, pop, and jazz and a discussion about the different methods of voice production used to achieve these desired effects.
This was followed by a detailed description of the anatomy of voice production, and Judy demonstrated how singers can alter tone and volume, and how to achieve a greater range of notes. She also explained why we appear to run out of breath when singing and passed on other practical hints and tips.
The voice exercises which followed after lunch caused much hilarity as we experimented under Judy’s direction with whimpering, crying, wailing, shouting, quacking, mooing, cackling, yawning and several renditions of the laughing policeman – used to demonstrate the huge variety of sounds and effects that we are all capable of producing.
The final part of the day was spent in working in detail through several pieces of music that are being studied by the choir, working with the four voice parts and “fine tuning” the works in progress.
The choir would like to thank Judy for her friendly and encouraging tuition, Iain and Mary Porteus for their organization, accompaniment and refreshments and Souldern United Charities and Souldern PCC for subsidizing a most enjoyable and informative day.
If anyone is interested in joining the choir, please contact the Benefice Office - no previous experience necessary!
Be Part of a Very Special Event
Sing with a German Orchestra
- Festive concert with our choir, including well known favourites on Saturday 5 October in Souldern Church
- Sunday service with choir & orchestra in the first full performance of a special arrangement of a Schubert Mass
- The first international exchange with our benefice: an opportunity to welcome our visitors and experience the wonderful community spirit in this beautiful part of Oxfordshire
- Come and sing in the choir for the concert & benefice service– novices and experienced singers equally welcome
- Come with your friends to the concert on Saturday 5 October 7.00 p.m.
- Join us for the service on Sunday 6 October at 9.30
The Collegium Musicum, established in 1971 in Dinslaken near Dusseldorf has twenty–four skilled players & regularly give concerts & accompany services.
Support this unique event & make it an experience for all to remember.
For details of rehearsals or more information contact Iain & Mary Porteus via the Benefice Office