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December Newsletter
Wednesday 28 November 2018

Hello Everyone

I am just writing to let you know about our next lecture on Wednesday 12th December (NOT the 13th as is mistakenly printed in your  programme card). You’ll be pleased to know that it’s one of our favourite lecturers, Peter Medhurst, who will be accompanying himself on the piano and singing, as he tells us the story of the Three Kings, and shows how they have been represented through art over the years. 

The Bible gives us very little information about the wise men who came from the East bearing Christ the famous gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. All reference to them is housed in the opening chapter of St Matthew’s Gospel and what information is given is surrounded by ambiguity and approximation. So this lecture examines the impact of the Three Kings on the culture of later generations. Music performed will include: The Three Kings – Cornelius, The People that Walked in Darkness from Messiah – Handel, The Coventry Carol – Traditional, I Saw Three Ships – Traditional, and Where is He that is Born King of the Jews? from Christus – F Mendelssohn.

We'll be having our Christmas party straight after the lecture, where we will serve wine (non alcoholic drinks also available) and festive food. We will also hold our usual raffle  (£1 a strip) - we want to build up funds to support a special needs art project, so I hope you'll give generously.

Tickets will still be on sale for our afternoon outing on 28th March to the Van Gogh exhibition at Tate Britain followed by an amazing RPO evening concert at the Royal Festival Hall of Vaughan Williams (Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis), Mozart (Violin Concerto No 5) and Beethoven (Symphony No 5), with the wonderful Pinchas Zukerman as conductor and solo violinist. If you would like to reserve tickets for this outing, you can just reply to this email.

So all that's left for me to do is to wish you all a merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.

Shirley