Essex & East London

Area officers

Chair: James Davy
Secretary: Antony Timmins
Awards Administrator: William Brooks
Awards Administrator: John Cox
Regional Coordinator: Andrew Moodie

Contact us

Contact: James Davy
Phone: 01277 202545

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What's happening in your Area?

Alan Bullard showcases The Oxford Book of Easy Flexible Anthems

Saturday 30th September 2017 (14:30 – 17:30)

St Barnabas, Browning Road, Manor Park

Cost: £10

Contact: Duncan Paterson
020 8554 9499

Alan Bullard, the editor, will guide us through this new collection which caters for choirs of all sizes, with complete coverage of the Church’s year, giving them readily available easy music for every occasion scored in a realistic way, with a focus on ease of learning and performance.

Developing Aural and Sight Reading Skills

Saturday 7th October 2017 (14:00 – 17:00)

St Nicholas, Chipping Hill, Witham

Cost: Free

Contact: Emmelia van der Walt
07940 512407

Voice for Life (levels white, light & dark blue and bronze).  Teaching and practising the set requirements for choristers to master aural and sight reading skills. The event is free and open to choir trainers, choristers and other interested parties. All singers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Further information on RSCM-EEL website.

How Shall We Write a New Song? Composing Music for Worship

Saturday 7th October 2017 (09:30 – 12:00)

Chelmsford Cathedral Learning Centre

Cost: £5 including tea/coffee

Contact: James Davy
07967 752637

A morning session looking at hymn tunes, responsorial psalms, Anglican chant, descants and other liturgical items, with discussion, useful tips and practical demonstration. Feedback can be given on items in group discussion if desired.

Area Choral Festival

Saturday 21st October 2017 (10:00 – 17:00)

Brentwood Cathedral, Ingrave Road, Brentwood

Cost: £5 (music)

Contact: James Davy
07967 752637

This year’s Area Choral Festival celebrates the centenary of the Diocese of Brentwood. Music from a bespoke booklet entitled with praise and thanksgiving will touch on themes of thanksgiving and renewal, and it promises to be a wonderful day of fellowship, music and worship.

Organ Masterclass with Richard Brasier

Saturday 4th November 2017 (10:00 – 12:45)

St Mary, Shenfield

Cost: £7.50, £3 U18s

Contact: John Rippin
020 8524 1591

You are invited to bring something to play, a hymn, an anthem, a voluntary etc to receive expert advice and guidance from Richard in an informal and friendly atmosphere.  There will be help with pedalling, fingering, registration and all aspects of performance technique and much more besides.

West Gallery Workshop and Georgian Evensong

Sunday 10th December 2017 (15:00)

St Mary, Wanstead

Cost: £6

Contact: Shirley Timmins
01277 233302

A seasonal celebratory workshop for singers and musicians in one of the finest Georgian churches in England, featuring West Gallery music, followed by a Georgian evensong led by the Revd Gordon Giles and the whole event rounded off with mulled wine and mince pies (nearest we can get to cakes and ale!).