Sydney organist David Drury is at Pilgrim next week to play for the 11am service on Sunday 29 May, and give the Thursday lunchtime recital 1pm 2 June. We are also absolutely delighted that David is able to accompany us on our tour of England at the end of this year. His presence at the... Continue Reading →

Visiting organist: David Drury

David will be accompanying our 11am service on Sunday, 29 May and performing a short lunchtime recital on Thursday 2 June at 1pm.  On David’s last visit to Pilgrim in June 2021, we sang the Howells Collegium Regale Te Deum & Jubilate with him. Here is the climactic ending of the Te Deum, to the... Continue Reading →

Bainton: And I saw a new heaven

The lectionary this week includes the reading from Revelation 21, ‘Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away’.  The anthem at our Evensong service on Saturday May 14 at 5pm is the majestic setting of these words by Edgar Bainton. Owen Rees,... Continue Reading →

Walmisley: Nunc dimittis

At our Evensong next Saturday 14 May (5pm) we’ll be singing Walmisley’s Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D. We took this service with us on our 2017-18 tour of English cathedrals: here is the recording of us singing the Nunc for Evensong in Christ Church Cathedral Oxford, along with some photos taken in and around... Continue Reading →

Edgar Bainton

At our next Evensong on Saturday May 14 at 5pm the anthem will be ‘And I saw a new heaven’ by Bainton. Edgar Bainton (1880-1956) was born in Hackney, London, before moving to Coventry with his family. He won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music where he studied with Walford Davies and Stanford,... Continue Reading →

Thomas Attwood Walmisley

At our Evensong on Saturday May 14 (5pm) we’ll be singing Walmisley’s Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in D minor.  Thomas Attwood Walmisley (1814–1856) was from a musical family, and though his output was sizeable, he is mainly remembered for this evensong setting, composed in 1855. Walmisley nevertheless had a significant impact on English church music, and... Continue Reading →

ANZAC Day Evensong

At our traditional ANZAC Day Evensong, 6pm Monday 25 April, we will be singing the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in D by George Dyson (1883-1964) and the anthem ‘Lord, thou hast been our refuge’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Pictured is the First World War honour roll from Pirie Street Methodist church, which merged with... Continue Reading →

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