Cantata Service: 11am 8 October

We are very excited to be welcoming the Adelaide Cantata Band back to Pilgrim for another Bach Cantata Service! They will be presenting ‘Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen’ (‘Dearest Jesus, my desire’) BWV 32 in our 11am service on Sunday 8 October. The photos are from their Advent cantata last year.  The Band will also be... Continue Reading →

Howells: Magnificat & Nunc dimittis in G

At our next evensong, 5pm Saturday 2 September, we will be singing Howells’ Magnificat & Nunc dimittis in G. This is an early work by Howells, but already his distinctive musical language – and the impending revolution in church music he would lead – are very apparent. Writing about Howells’ compositional style, musicologist Sophie Cleobury... Continue Reading →

Evensong with Thomas Trotter

Our special guest for the next 10 days, internationally acclaimed organist Thomas Trotter, has touched down in Adelaide! His first appearance is evensong tomorrow, Saturday 12 August at 5pm at Pilgrim Uniting Church, with the combined choirs of Pilgrim and St Peter's Cathedral, Adelaide. Here is the Choir of Pilgrim Church last night, rehearsing the... Continue Reading →

The organ: 7th most popular instrument!

Earlier this year we were delighted to see the organ voted the 7th most popular instrument by Classic FM listeners. On Wednesday 16 August at 7:30pm Pilgrim is extremely fortunate to be playing host to renowned British organist Thomas Trotter, on South Australia’s largest pipe organ.  If you’re already an organ fan, then this is... Continue Reading →

Langlais: Messe Solennelle

At our Morning Eucharist 11am Sunday 13 August we have the great privilege to be accompanied by our visiting organist, Thomas Trotter (UK). The service setting will be Langlais’ imposing Messe Solennelle. Langlais had been mentally planning the Messe Solennelle for over 15 years, then wrote it all down in the span of 11 days... Continue Reading →

Howells’ Gloucester evensong setting

At our next evensong, 5pm Saturday 12 August, to be accompanied by our international visiting organist Thomas Trotter, we will be singing Howell’s Gloucester setting of the Magnificat and Nunc dimittis.  Howells was born in the town of Lydney in Gloucestershire and learnt the organ from Herbert Brewer in Gloucester Cathedral. He first heard Vaughan... Continue Reading →

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