This year in Aldridge, Remembrance will be a time of extraordinary measures to protect our most vulnerable citizens, while continuing to give thanks for the service and sacrifice of Armed Forces personnel and civilians in wars across the globe.» Read more
Hear the joyous sound of our virtual choir welcoming Ascension Day with a traditional hymn:
Can I take another opportunity to thank the contributors for their time and effort, and the folks from St James’ Church, Hill and Aldridge Parish Church who support and encourage these projects especially in a time of isolation.
Happy Ascension Day. Here comes Pentecost!
This year my church was hoping to join others in our deanery for the annual Ascension Day service, but that clearly isn’t going to happen.
I’ve been recording and publishing a couple of hymns every week with St James’ Church, and done a few projects with my “home” parish of Aldridge; and I’m hoping we can assemble a nice big virtual choir for a specific hymn.
We’re recording Crown Him with Many Crowns.
Everybody is invited and welcome. I’ve laid out some general directions below and you can sing your part in to join with us. It will be published here on Ascension Day and also form part of the Ascension Day celebration from St James which will appear on their Facebook page the same day.» Read more
In lockdown, as we are, what else was I going to do with my free time but throw myself into a community music project? Feast your ears on this fine effort: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdYFyrSgFtA
This is my first attempt at pulling together an open choir of people from across a community and I’ve learned a few key lessons doing it. Here, then, are my top five tips for virtual community choirs:» Read more
Tonight I had great fun in Balsall Heath at the wonderful Ort Café with Najma Hush presiding over an evening of poetry music art and all collected around a theme of dance. » Read more