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Handwashers’ Newsletter 5th December 2020  BEETHOVEN’S BIRTHDAY EDITION Today was the day we had planned to celebrate Ludwig von Beethoven’s 250th Birthday with this concert programme: Hallelujah! (from Christ on the Mount of Olives) (English) Creation’s Hymn...

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Handwashers’ Newsletter 29th November 2020  Christmas is coming; We can’t go out to sing, So, send us your favourite carol And we’ll fix the next best thing.  We mean it. Do please send the title of your favourite carol to timp470@btinternet.com and we’ll look for a...

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Handwasher’s Newsletter 22nd November 2020 CARLETON’S COLUMN Today is St Cecilia’s Day. Cecilia, perhaps one of the most famous Roman martyrs of the early church, is remembered as the patron saint of music. Many fine pieces of music have been written in her honour,...

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Newsletter 17th November 2020    Jennette Murphy 1935 – 2020 For many years Jennette was a loyal and respected member of Cirencester Choral Society. The Chairman and Committee send their condolences to her daughters, Diana and Helen and their families, and share with...

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  Handwashers’ Newsletter 15th November 2020 DRIVEN TO TEARS BY BERLIOZ Dorothy Hartridge remembers: One of the most emotional concerts I have ever been to, was at the Anvil in Basingstoke.   The Anvil, Basingstoke Colin Davis was conducting Berlioz Requiem (Grande...

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Handwasher’s Newsletter 8th November 2020 CARLETON’S COLUMN Dear Friends, I must confess that when I wrote my first column for the CCS newsletter way back in March I never imagined I would be contributing something in November at the beginning of a second lockdown....