MALVERN’S Holy Trinity Church, Link Top, will host two contrasting musical weekends in the next fortnight, writes Annie Lucas.
At 10.30am on Passion Sunday, April 7, there will be Extracts from Handel’s Messiah, featuring six choruses and some of the most famous solos from the great work – all connected by biblical readings describing Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection.
There will be the chance to partake in some powerful hymn singing during the ‘Worthy the Lamb’ event.
The music at the service is led by the Choir of Holy Trinity with soloists Gill Bradshaw, Laurie Standish Hayes and Richard Phillips.
It will be conducted by Charles Pavey, Holy Trinity’s organist and choirmaster and the organist will be played by Billy Colbourne.
The service will be repeated at St James’ Church, West Malvern, at 6.30pm the following Sunday, April 14.
There will also be a concert at Holy Trinity by Powick Community Choir at 7.30pm on Saturday, April 13.
It will feature an eclectic mix of music from Mozart to songs by Freddie Mercury and Queen.
Charles Pavey, Organist and Choirmaster at Holy Trinity Church commented: “To have such an array of good music within a week shows that there is considerable variety to be heard at Holy Trinity.
“We are very pleased that we will be able to utilise the recently installed organ at both occasions as it is showing itself to be a highly versatile instrument.
“Both Holy Trinity and Powick Community Choirs were involved in some of the fund-raising last year that enabled the Organ Project to be completed successfully, so these occasions be good opportunities to hear the choirs alongside the new organ.”
Tickets, which are £10 and include light refreshments, can be bought by calling 01684 561126 or obtained from Burley’s Hairdressers, Worcester Road, Great Malvern.
The remaining tickets will be available on the door.