General Newsletters

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HANDWASHERS’ NEWSLETTER 11th April 2021 HRH The Duke of Edinburgh (1921 - 2021)  CARLETON'S COLUMN With Easter Day barely a week ago, I apologise for returning to the gloom of Good Friday quite so soon but, with the sad death of Prince Philip on Friday, perhaps, it...

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HANDWASHERS’ NEWSLETTER 4th April 2021 We hope you are having a happy and peaceful Easter and that life (and CCS) will soon return to something like normal. CARLETON’S COLUMN As today is Easter Sunday, I have chosen to share with you the Five Mystical Songs by the...

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HANDWASHERS’ NEWSLETTER 28th MARCH 2021 CARLETON’S COLUMN A work that normally receives countless performances at this time of year is ‘The Crucifixion’ by John Stainer. Described as a ‘Meditation on the Sacred Passion of the Holy Redeemer,’ it is a cantata for tenor...

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HANDWASHERS’ NEWSLETTER 21st MARCH 2021 CARLETON’S COLUMN When considering settings of the Passion, most of us would be naturally drawn to the incomparable masterpieces of Bach. Rather lesser known is this setting by Handel based on a text by Barthold Heinrich...

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HANDWASHERS’ NEWSLETTER 14th MARCH 2021 CARLETON’S COLUMN As this Sunday is Mothering Sunday I am sharing with you a setting of Ave Maria, the traditional scripture-based prayer in honour of Mary, the mother of Jesus. There are, of course, numerous musical settings of...

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HANDWASHERS’ NEWSLETTER 7th MARCH 2021 COMMITTEE CO-OPTION We are delighted to let members know that Julia Hasler was co-opted on to the committee in December and must apologise for not announcing it until March!  Julia has over recent years been the leading light in...

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50th Handwashers’ Newsletter 28thth February 2021 Little did we know, when we first started knocking out these weekly Handwashers’ Newsletters in March 2020, that we would reach 50 and still counting. We hope that they have helped our members to feel that the Choral...

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Handwashers’ Newsletter 21st February 2021 EDITOR’S APOLOGY Sorry last week’s Newsletter came out a day early. I became over-excited at the prospect of the England XV scoring a try at last and pressed the wrong button. Ed. ZOOM ‘MEET AND SING’ with Carleton Further to...

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Handwashers’ Newsletter 14th February 2021 OPTIONAL VIRTUAL ‘MEET AND SING’ SESSIONS  Our tentative plan for a spring/summer re-start and a concert on November 6th remains in place, but restrictions on gatherings look likely to continue for some months yet and for...

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Handwashers’ Newsletter 7th February 2021 We are once again running short of material for these Newsletters, and may soon be reduced to showing you our holiday snaps, so please dig in your musical memory bank (you all have one) and send contributions to...