Bellringers Trip to Stratford upon Avon area

On a warm sunny day in early October, we set out for our annual trip, organised by Maurice. We had cars and a minibus, so 20+ringers set off for our first tower at Sherbourne. This was followed by a short trip to Barford, where the tea and cake did lure some people away from the ringing!

Our last tower of the morning was at Wellesbourne, followed by lunch in the Kings Head.

Finally, the last leg of the outing took us to Stratford upon Avon, where has time to wander around the quaint town before our final ring of the day.

A great day out and we have a collection of photos to remind us of a wonderful trip. For a detailed report from our news hound Jim, please click here.

Our merry band of ringers
Our first tower, Sherbourne
Our band on their first ring of the day
Max is sure the bells are up..
Our second tower, Barford
Ringing at Barford
Ringing at Barford
A view of the ringing at Barford from the church
Isobel finds her own "light" bell
9-barford tea and cake
A lovely painting of Wellesbourne church, our third tower of the day
View of Wellesbourne church
Ringing at Wellesbourne
Lunch at the Kings Head, Wellesbourne
9e-ringers minibus
We need to watch our striking!
Our final tower at Stratford upon Avon
Ringing at Stratford upon Avon - it was quite a grand ringing room
Our merry band of ringers
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Melbourne Parish Choir Music

For a list of the current and previous music sung by the choir at the church services, please click on the appropriate file from the table below.

Filename Size Date & Time
An Adobe Acrobat file MEL MAR2017.pdf 700.58 KB 2017-03-10 18:33:14
A Microsoft Word file Latest Choir Music.doc 90 KB 2019-11-29 22:51:53
An Adobe Acrobat file Latest Choir Music.pdf 911.73 KB 2021-08-13 18:03:02
An Adobe Acrobat file Choir Music.pdf 850.5 KB 2022-02-04 23:55:35
An Adobe Acrobat file 2020-03 Choir Music.pdf 822.99 KB 2021-07-13 13:01:30
An Adobe Acrobat file 2019-06 Choir Music.pdf 928.59 KB 2019-07-05 22:45:32
An Adobe Acrobat file 2018-12 Choir Music.pdf 860.07 KB 2019-01-13 02:01:44
An Adobe Acrobat file 2018-06 Choir Music.pdf 850.5 KB 2018-07-22 00:03:50
An Adobe Acrobat file 2017-12 Choir Music.pdf 859 KB 2018-01-13 20:43:33
An Adobe Acrobat file 2017-06 Choir Music.pdf 797.39 KB 2017-08-10 11:49:26
An Adobe Acrobat file 2016-12 Choir Music.pdf 190.73 KB 2017-01-05 21:51:22
An Adobe Acrobat file 2016-06 Choir Music.pdf 721.38 KB 2016-07-10 01:05:02
An Adobe Acrobat file 2015-11 Choir Music.pdf 692.54 KB 2016-01-03 01:35:27
An Adobe Acrobat file 2015-06 Choir Music.pdf 815.19 KB 2015-07-11 20:09:49
An Adobe Acrobat file 2014-12 Choir Music.pdf 782.43 KB 2015-02-04 03:02:20
An Adobe Acrobat file 2014-06 Choir Music.pdf 114.45 KB 2014-08-27 18:47:43
An Adobe Acrobat file 2013-12 Choir Music.pdf 110.37 KB 2014-08-27 18:47:43
An Adobe Acrobat file 2013-06 Choir Music.pdf 111.12 KB 2014-08-27 18:47:43
An Adobe Acrobat file 2012-12 Dec Choir Music.pdf 127.42 KB 2014-08-27 18:47:42
An Adobe Acrobat file 2012-03 Mar and Apr Choir Music.pdf 78.66 KB 2014-08-27 18:47:42
An Adobe Acrobat file 2012-01 Jan and Feb Choir Music.pdf 79.24 KB 2014-08-27 18:47:42
An Adobe Acrobat file 2011-11 Nov and Dec Choir Music.pdf 75.83 KB 2014-08-27 18:47:42
An Adobe Acrobat file 2011-09 Sept & Oct Choir Music.pdf 76.31 KB 2014-08-27 18:47:42
An Adobe Acrobat file 2011-07 Jul and Aug Choir Music.pdf 78.06 KB 2014-08-27 18:47:42
An Adobe Acrobat file 2011-05 May and Jun Choir Music.pdf 82.02 KB 2014-08-27 18:47:42
An Adobe Acrobat file 2011-03 Mar and Apr Choir Music.pdf 79.91 KB 2014-08-27 18:47:42
An Adobe Acrobat file 2011-01 Jan and Feb Choir Music.pdf 76.93 KB 2014-08-27 18:47:42
An Adobe Acrobat file 2010-11 Nov and Dec Choir Music.pdf 79.02 KB 2014-08-27 18:47:41
An Adobe Acrobat file 2010-09 Sep and Oct Choir Music.pdf 77.01 KB 2014-08-27 18:47:41
An Adobe Acrobat file 2010-07 Jul and Aug Choir Muisc.pdf 76.26 KB 2014-08-27 18:47:41
An Adobe Acrobat file 2010-05 May and Jun Choir Music.pdf 77.28 KB 2014-08-27 18:47:41

Come and Sing Stainer's 'The Crucifixion'

Application forms are available in Church or can be downloaded from here for this very popular Passiontide Oratorio which takes place on Passion Sunday, April 10th.
Rehearsal starts at 4.00p.m. with the service at 6.30p.m. If you won't be singing with the massed Choir then please support those who are by coming along to the service - there are 5 Congregational hymns!
Please see the video below to hear a rendition. It may take a few moments to load as we are linking to a YouTube video.

The Choir

Please browse our list of current and past music for the Sunday services.

Melbourne Parish Church Choir is conducted by the church's Director of Music, Simon Collins, and is a dedicated group of 18 people. It has a busy schedule deputising several times per year in Cathedrals as well as maintaining a long choral tradition at Melbourne. The Choir sings anthems at the weekly Parish Communion and choral settings on major feast days and festivals. There is also a monthly Choral Evensong, Compline after choir practice each term, carol services for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany/Candlemas and a Passiontide Sequence of appropriate words and music each Passion Sunday.

There are occasional Civic Services as well as combined events with other invited choirs.

Repertoire, Robes, Residencies!

With this variety of services there is a large and varied repertoire of music from plainsong to MacMillan. The Choir has a growing reputation for high standards both locally and nationally due in part to undertaking Annual Cathedral Weekend Residencies at Winchester, Wells, York, Durham and Canterbury since 2007, alongside established Cathedral daytrips (usually by coach). All of these weekends were very well received with many compliments for the Choir and invitations to return!

Choir at the Opening of St. Michael's House
The Choir at Exeter Cathedral in April 2015
The Choir at Hereford Cathedral in April 2015
The Choir at York Minster
The Choir at Windsor Chapel in 2014
Simon, Director of Music, at the Melbourne Church organ
Choir at the Opening of St. Michael's House
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We seek new members!

There is an immediate vacancy for both an Alto and a Soprano but enquiries are welcome from all voice parts as we look to expand the size of the Choir over the next few months. Simon Collins would welcome enquiries from anyone interested in further details either via or phone 07808 474236 . Practices are on Wednesday evenings at 7.45pm.

 

Upcoming Events

Thu 19 May 2022
09:15AM - 10:15AM
Holy Communion
Thu 19 May 2022
07:00PM - 10:00PM
Friends event
Fri 20 May 2022
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Wedding rehearsal
Sat 21 May 2022
12:30PM - 01:30PM
Wedding at Melbourne
Sun 22 May 2022
08:00AM - 09:00AM
Holy Communion
Sun 22 May 2022
10:30AM - 11:30AM
Parish Eucharist 10.30am
Sun 22 May 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
APCM
Tue 24 May 2022
07:30PM - 09:00PM
Bell ringing practice
Wed 25 May 2022
07:30PM - 09:30PM
Choir practice
Thu 26 May 2022
09:15AM - 10:15AM
Holy Communion

St Michael with St Mary, 
Church Square, Melbourne
Derbyshire DE73 8JH