The Industrial Archaeology of North Hertfordshire

The Friends of Holy Saviour Church invite you to their next “Talk & Tea“ event, when Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, of North Herts Museum Service, will give an illustrated talk on “The Industrial Archaeology of North Hertfordshire”.

Sunday 29th September at 3pm in Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road.

Tickets cost £10 (Friends £8) including tea after the talk; tickets are available from Clare Fleck (01462 646257) or at the door.

Marvels & Monsters

A Friends of Holy Saviour Festival event, with speaker Dr Tim Stafford

The Friends of Holy Saviour present something a bit different for our Hitchin Festival event this year … Marvels & MonstersCome and hear the fascinating stories behind well-known superheroes and how they have evolved from comic book characters to the cinematic superstars of today.

Tuesday 16 July at 7.30pm in Holy Saviour Church

Tickets £12 from 01462 646257 & Hitchin Festival Box Office.

Three Summer Concerts!

What better way of celebrating summer than coming to our three summer concerts!

(i) Sunday 30 June 2019 at 7.30pm

Let there be love – a gala concert of romantic music from the Swing Era and beyond, will be held in Bunyan’s Barn, Maydencroft Farm, Gosmore, SG4 7QA.

Featuring West End and television artist Mark Adams, with the Gainsford Swing Band, directed by Trevor Hughes, the concert will include well-loved songs such as Beyond the Sea, Girl from Ipanema, and For Once In My Life.

Tickets: £16 (conc £14); contact Clare Fleck 01462 646257

Proceeds in aid of Holy Saviour Church

(ii) Monday 1 July 2019 at 7.30pm

Taking The Recorder For A Walk – the virtuoso recorder player James Risdon, accompanied by Trevor Hughes (keyboard and organ) makes a very welcome return visit to Holy Saviour Church for an entertaining, and surprising evening of music for the recorder, as you’ve never heard it before!

Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road, Hitchin SG5 1QG

Tickets: £13 (conc £9; students free); contact Trevor Hughes 01462 675496

 

(iii) Sunday 7 July 2019 at 4.30pm (refreshments from 4.00pm)

A Soirée of Music for Violin, Clarinet and Piano – join Royal Opera House Orchestra violinist David Butler, together with Gillian Hughes (clarinet), and Trevor Hughes (keyboard) in a sparkling and informal soirée of colourful and vibrant music by Khachaturian, Milhaud, Dvorak, and Gershwin.

The concert will be preceded by  refreshments at 4.00p.m.

Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road, Hitchin SG5 1QG

Tickets: £12 (conc £8; students free); contact Trevor Hughes 01462 675496

 

Elizabeth Siddall: Pre-Raphaelite Muse, Artist & Poet

A Friends of Holy Saviour “Talk & Tea” event, with speaker Dr Selena Trowbridge

Although mostly remembered today as the face of Ophelia floating in the reeds in Millais’ painting and as the wife and muse of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Elizabeth Siddal was herself an artist and poet. Dr Trowbridge’s talk will go beyond the stereotypes to discover her as a creative woman in her own right.

Sunday 19 May at 3pm in Holy Saviour Church.

Tickets £10 (Friends £8) from 01462 646257 & Hitchin Initiative Office.

A Concert For Passiontide

A CONCERT FOR PASSIONTIDE:
THE CRUCIFIXION (John Stainer) & MISERERE IN C MINOR (Johann Adolph Hasse)

The concert will be performed by Holy Saviour Church Choir, and The Radcliffe Singers, conducted by Trevor Hughes, with soloists Bridget Kerrison, Rachel Auld, Gavin Budge, and Mike Kershaw. The organist will be Clifton Hughes.

Stainer’s Crucifixion, a perennially popular work, was written in 1887, 22 years after the building of Holy Saviour Church, and dedicated to the choir of Marylebone Church. Hasse’s Miserere in C minor, a setting of Psalm 51, was written in the mid-1700s for the girls’ choir of the Scuola degl’ Incurabili, one of the four famous Conservatorios of Venice.

Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road, Hitchin, SG5 1QG
Saturday 13th April 2019, at 7.30 p.m.
Admission £12 (Adults), £10 (Concessions); Students FREE (tickets available at the door).

Annual District Church Meeting

Holy Saviour Church’s Annual District Church Meeting is on Wednesday 27th March at 8:00pm in the church hall. This is our chance to hear reports of church life from the past year, and help to plan for the year ahead. Do come along!

Humphry Repton in Hertfordshire

The Friends of Holy Saviour Church invite you to their next “Talk & Tea“ event, when Anne Rowe, landscape historian, will give an illustrated talk about Humphry Repton in Hertfordshire.

Humphry Repton was the last great English landscape designer of the eighteenth century and is often regarded as the successor to Capability Brown.

Anne Rowe’s talk, focussing on Repton’s work in our county, will be an ideal opportunity to learn more about the life and work of Britain’s first “landscape gardener”.

Sunday 24th March at 3pm in Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road.

Tickets cost £10 (Friends £8) including tea after the talk; contact Clare Fleck (01462 646257) or visit the Hitchin Initiative Office, 1A Churchyard.

Unlocking the Church: The lost secrets of Victorian sacred space

The Friends of Holy Saviour Church invite you to their next “Talk & Tea“ event, when William Whyte, Professor of Social & Architectural History, University of Oxford, will give an illustrated talk about the lost secrets of Victorian sacred space.

The Victorian built thousands of churches – including Holy Saviour – and restored still more. Professor Whyte’s talk will explain how and why the 19th century changed the way churches look and sound, and what they were meant to do – changes which still shape our experience of the church today.

Sunday 27th January at 3pm in Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road

Tickets cost £10 (Friends £8) including tea after the talk; contact Clare Fleck (01462 646257) or visit the Hitchin Initiative Office, 1A Churchyard.

Christmas Tree Festival Preview Evening and Concert

“Sing We Now of Christmas”

Friday 7th December (doors open 6.30pm; concert 7.45pm)
Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road, Hitchin SG5 1QG

As usual we launch our Festival weekend with this ever popular evening event – a chance to enjoy a leisurely look at the display, before “Sing We Now of Christmas” – a concert of popular Christmas music in mellow jazz arrangements, performed by Holy Saviour Church Choir, The Radcliffe Singers, The Buccinate Brass Ensemble, with Janet Tothill (double bass), directed by Trevor Hughes.

We are delighted that Pam Rhodes, popular broadcaster and author, will compère the concert.

*Tickets, £12, are available now from Tory Kitchiner (01462 712212) toryevans@greatgreen.plus.com

*(mulled wine and light refreshments included!)

The 22nd Hitchin Christmas Tree Festival

The 22nd Hitchin Christmas Tree Festival will take place as usual at Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road SG5 1QG on Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th December 2018 between 12 noon and 6pm. Admission £4.00, accompanied children free.

Come and see 50 beautifully decorated trees in a lovely setting, with seasonal music from local musicians and choirs.

Excellent home cooked lunches and teas available in the Festival Cafe.
It’s a wonderful way to start your Christmas!

On the Saturday morning, 10.30 -11.30 , the Festival will be open for disabled visitors and their carers who may prefer a quieter time to enjoy the display.

Further info from ctf@holysaviourhitchin.org.uk and Facebook HitchinChristmasTreeFestival.