Concert Blog

We have been saving up a very special treat - a one-time-only event - to bring our August Programme to a close - in style! We'd love you to join us to enjoy a really great hour of music with The Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, led by Band Sergeant Major, Peter Elcoat. This is definitely one not to miss and we look forward to welcoming you: 3.30 - 4.30pm, Holy Trinity Church, Haslar Rd, Gosport. FREE ENTRANCE; retiring collection and all proceeds go towards the Organ Maintenance, Arts and Church Fabric funds. Tea and cakes to follow - with the Band! Can't wait . . . ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you Paul Joslin for your lovely programme of music this afternoon, for your splendid playing and for the highly enjoyable surprises . . . It was both thoughtful and entertaining of you to play a special piece for the 46th anniversary of Phil and Maria's wedding, and we all enjoyed the story behind that too! We hope you will come again - perhaps in the 2019 programme - and maybe then we shall get to hear the 'Carillon Sortie' by Henry Mulet ;). Until then we thank you and Gwen (your talented page turner) for a delightful recital today. ... See MoreSee Less

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There might be a total eclipse expected in the USA on Monday 21st August but here in Gosport we have our own special celebration at Holy Trinity Church at 1pm when Paul Joslin will be giving a recital to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Reformation; see programme below for details and join us on Monday for a very warm welcome and a half hour of splendid music!

Also coming up: The Band of the Royal Fusiliers, Sunday 27th at 3.30pm; Solent Male Voice Choir; Sunday 3rd September at 3.30pm.

All events are FREE ENTRANCE with retiring collection and proceeds go towards Organ Maintenance, Arts, and Church Fabric Funds
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'He will never play anything more complex than he has today!' said Geoffrey Holroyde following William Peart's spectacular hour-long recital on Sunday. We are well aware that we are the caretakers of a very special historic organ at Holy Trinity and there could be no better way to celebrate it than by listening to William's masterful performance of works by Bach, Durufle, Widor and Franck. Together, the Handel organ and William made a winning combination which was much appreciated by us all, and we now wish William every success in his next venture, when he competes against international competitors in the Irish International Organ Competition, starting on 21st August. Lastly, we must thank, Geoffrey Holroyde for acting as page-turner to William - and much more! ... See MoreSee Less

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Please join us at Holy Trinity Church, Gosport, 3.30pm on Sunday 6th August for our 'Annual August Organ Recital', featuring William Peart, Birmingham Conservatoire. William brings us a spectacular programme of music (see below) and we are delighted to welcome him for his first performance with us. It promises to be another stunning tea-time concert and we look forward to seeing you there! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago  ·  

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Richard Dewland certainly has lots of very talented friends, colleagues and students (some of them multi-talented) and he brought many of them along with him today to 'Choirs, Students and Friends' at Holy Trinity, Gosport. It was a great concert - something for everyone - and it was thoroughly enjoyed by one and all. We must thank all eight soloists - especially the two students, Laura (flute) and David (saxophone) for their superb performances and the choir, whose collective sound was simply beautiful. Further thanks go to Andrew Cleary for his splendid accompaniment and last but certainly not least, Richard himself for his musical direction and for bringing us a super EXTRA treat this afternoon! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago  ·  

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We have an EXTRA treat in store tomorrow afternoon when we are joined by Richard Dewland, his choirs, his students and his friends for an afternoon of great music. Do join us to welcome them all and enjoy a fabulous hour of musical entertainment. FREE ENTRANCE, retiring collection with Tea and Cakes to follow!! Couldn't be better! ... See MoreSee Less

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EXTRA Tea-Time Concert Sunday 23rd July 3.30pm! ... See MoreSee Less

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Yesterday was the 300th anniversary of the premier of Handel's 'Water Music', which we marked on our historic 'Handel' organ by not playing any Handel at all! But we were convinced that the great man would have approved of the music programme brought to us by Andrew Goodwin - all the way from Llanelli! Andrew's programme was both interesting and enjoyable, and it was great to hear music not often played at Holy Trinity, including two Welsh composers: Thomas Tomkins and William Mathias, and four Welsh folk songs too. Following a fairly quiet, beautifully reflective section from Guilmant and Rowley, the pace quickened and on to a rousing finale with the 'March of the Men of Harlech'. The recital was a clear favourite with the audience who showed their appreciation fully and noisily! A beautiful recital, Andrew, thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

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We are thrilled to be hosting an organ recital by Andrew Goodwin on Monday 17th July at 1.00pm. Andrew is travelling all the way from Llanelli to play for us; in fact he has decided to spend the whole weekend in Gosport to allow him time to get to know our wonderful organ. Such dedication to our pleasure deserves our full support so I look forward to welcoming as many of you as can make it on Monday.
Andrew will be playing a variety of pieces from France, England and, of course, Wales, including four famous Welsh songs. It promises to be a lovely recital and I look forward to seeing you - bring your lunch, lean back in your seat and wallow in the indulgence of some beautiful music . . . heaven! PROGRAMME ATTACHED!
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We are delighted to host our first joint exhibition this month by local artists, Jenny and Barry Staples. You will have seen their work here before, as part of the Lee-on-Solent Art Group exhibitions in the past and more recently Barry held his first solo exhibition. They are joined this month for a few days only, by John Page, another local artist, who is getting married at Holy Trinity later this month. Do please take the opportunity to come and see their work, leave a message or get in touch with the artists if you are interested in purchasing one of their splendid pieces. The exhibition is on for the whole of July and the church is open Wednesday to Friday 1.30 to 3.30 and on Saturdays 10.00 till 2pm! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

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Yet another wonderful concert at Holy Trinity yesterday afternoon! David J C Stevenson-Price has played at the church many times in the past, supporting Geoffrey Holroyde in raising funds for the restoration of the historic organ. It was great to welcome him back; and he clearly hasn't forgotten how to get the very best out of our splendid instrument. David was joined by his former student, Oliver Chubb, who played solo trumpet - quite memorably! Although they have known each other for 14 years, this was their first performance together and we felt privileged to hear the magic created between them and their very different instruments. We thank them both for their delightful concert. ... See MoreSee Less

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It's hard to believe but July is very nearly here and with it we are delighted to welcome David Price, organist at Portsmouth Cathedral, and Oliver Chubb, on the trumpet. They will be playing for us on Sunday afternoon, 2nd July at 3.30pm and it promises to be another afternoon of musical excellence at Holy Trinity Church, Gosport. Miss it at your peril! FREE ENTRANCE, refreshments to follow and a very warm welcome awaits you . . . PROGRAMME ATTACHED! ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago  ·  

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It was Keith Tomkinson's first recital at Holy Trinity yesterday and he pleased and entertained us all with his delightful choice of programme: from a decorous sailor's dance by Praetorious through the delight's of Mozart's 'Magic Flute' and the theme to 'Listen with Mother' from Faure's 'Dolly Suite' to a rousing finale from Boellmann, we were all delighted and feeling just a little smug that we had chosen to spend half an hour in the relative cool of the church to listen to beautiful music. Thank you, Keith, for your splendid recital and to Myles Tyrrell for acting as page turner. ... See MoreSee Less

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Only two days to go to our next Monday organ recital at Holy Trinity, Gosport! This month we welcome Keith Tomkinson who brings us a wonderful programme of music for a sunny afternoon in June! This will be Keith's first recital at Holy Trinity and we are delighted he is able to join us. Please come along in time for a 1pm start on Monday 19th June to enjoy half an hour of beautiful music in exquisite surroundings - a great way to start your week! ENTRANCE FREE with retiring collection. PROGRAMME ATTACHED! ... See MoreSee Less

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At the start of today's concert, Angie Jones, director, asked the audience to understand that 'The Lowry Girls' is a choir made up of women who 'just want to sing'. Well that turns out to be a very good qualification - as the collective product of 35 women who just want to sing was simply a joy to listen to! Their music programme took us on a global journey of traditional songs: some joyful, some spiritual and some downright thought provoking! The choir was joined by young soloists Victoria Churcher on the clarinet, and Luke Jenkins on the piano - whose performances were very well received with rapturous applause; we thank them and their teacher, Leanne, for playing for us today. Many thanks too, to accompanist Caroline Wilkinson, choir director, Angie Jones and all the 'girls' from the Lowry Room! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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The Holy Trinity Tea-Time concert programme continues this coming Sunday, 4th June, with the Lowry Girls from Lee-on-the-Solent! This will be the choir's first performance at Holy Trinity and we are simply delighted. Their music programme is aptly named, 'A Tapestry of Songs from around the British Isles' and promises to bring us much pleasure. Please join us to give the Lowry Girls a great big Holy Trinity welcome on Sunday at 3.30pm! FREE ENTRANCE, retiring collection, and tea and cakes to follow! PROGRAMME ATTACHED. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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Inspired by photographs of beautiful vistas posted on Gosport Past and Present, Victoria Matthews' landscape exhibition opened this afternoon at Holy Trinity Church. Her clever artworks, using a wide variety of media and techniques, evoke a sense of mystery and beauty. If you appreciate the splendid views from Gosport Peninsula - you will love Vicki's work! (Well, to be fair, you'll love it anyway.) Even before the exhibition was completely finished this morning, a visitor to the church was negotiating a purchase! Come along and see for yourself - the exhibition can be viewed when the church is open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 1.30 - 3.30pm, Sunday mornings and most Saturdays 10 till 2pm, throughout the month of August. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago  ·  

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A great day was had at the Marine Art and Craft Exhibition at Holy Trinity Church today. The beauty of the church provided a superb backdrop for the creativity of several highly talented people, and their work was enjoyed and appreciated by a host of visitors. Much fun was had and new friends made. Many thanks to all our artists and crafters, and also those who helped make it happen! ... See MoreSee Less

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The artists have been at work all morning setting up their artwork ready for tomorrow's art and craft exhibition at Holy Trinity Church. There's some fabulous work on display from Colin Baxter, Marine Artist, Maggie Cochran, Jane Michaelis, Victoria Matthews and the Year 4 pupils at Woodcot Primary School - thus far and several more to come . . . We look forward to seeing you here tomorrow from 10am! ... See MoreSee Less

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Holy Trinity Church is delighted to be hosting the Art and Craft Exhibition for the Gosport Marine Festival on Saturday 27th May! And look forward to seeing you there!

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Once again we are truly grateful to our wonderful organ at Holy Trinity for attracting the likes of Peter Gould to come and play for us! Today's recital was superb! Peter brought us a splendid programme which provided a range of musical experiences and generated many emotions in the hearts and minds of us listeners. From the intricacies of Bach to the drama of Bednall's 'Toccata on Aberystwyth' and the grand finale of Widor's 'Symphonie 6' we were well and truly entertained. Huge thanks to Peter for his splendid performance and to Dorothy Gould for acting as page turner! We look forward to your return! ... See MoreSee Less

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There is nothing we like more than wonderful voices at Holy Trinity - and when there are lots of them singing together - it is a very special treat indeed! And so it was this evening at our EXTRA-SPECIAL concert brought to us by George Burrows and the University of Portsmouth Choirs. Add a great programme and superb accompaniment from Colin, Oxana and Anthony, and the result was simply joyful! Thank you to all for their performance this evening and to George for making it happen. We look forward to your return in 2018! ... See MoreSee Less

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It's music, music, music at Holy Trinity and Monday's lunchtime gives us another opportunity to welcome a musician of great repute to play our splendid historic organ! Making his first appearance at Holy Trinity, Peter Gould, who recently retired after 32 years as organist at Derby Cathedral, will play music composed by Bach, Hollins, Bednoll and Widor. Join us to welcome Peter at 1pm on Monday 15th May for a half hour of beautiful music . . . FREE ENTRANCE with retiring collection. PROGRAMME ATTACHED! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunday's 'Serenade to Music' - programme attached as promised! ... See MoreSee Less

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We have an EXTRA-SPECIAL treat for concert-goers this Sunday, 14th May, starting 6pm at Holy Trinity Church, Gosport. We are delighted that Dr George Burrows, Principal Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, is bringing both the University Choir and Show Choir to sing for us. This will indeed be an occasion not to miss and I urge you to join us for this 'Serenade to Music'! FREE ENTRANCE with retiring collection. PLEASE NOTE START TIME OF 6pm! Programme will be posted tomorrow. A warm welcome awaits - see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

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We went from an anticipated 35 band musicians to just one Jennifer - and boy oh boy did Jennifer Parker-Lummis make it count today in her fabulous concert at Holy Trinity. Throughout the afternoon, Jennifer demonstrated her great, vocal versatility in a programme that moved from opera to musical to jazz and ended with a memorable performance of 'The Girl in 14G', originally written for Kristin Chenoweth, leaving us in no doubt about the amazing range of Jennifer's voice. Thank you Jennifer - for saving the day and for giving us another superb tea-time concert! ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago  ·  

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May is a great month for music at Holy Trinity, Gosport, and I hope to see you at our next three events:
1. Jennifer Parker-Lummis at 3.30pm Sunday 7th May!
2. Portsmouth University Choir and Show Choir at 6pm Sunday 14th!
3. Organ Recital by Peter Gould at 1pm on Monday 15th!

We are hugely fortunate that Jennifer could fit us in to her very busy, professional schedule this Sunday afternoon (following another engagement at Wickham earlier in the day!) and we are really looking forward to welcoming her again to Holy Trinity. She is a local girl with an amazing voice and will be singing a wonderful variety of songs from opera through to jazz - for our ears only! Join us to welcome her at 3.30pm Sunday 7th May! We expect this to be very popular so do come early if you can! FREE ENTRANCE; retiring collection; tea and cakes to follow; PROGRAMME ATTACHED!
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Breaking News! Jennifer Parker-Lummis steps in to save the day! It was with great regret that the Collingwood Volunteer Band had to cancel their tea-time concert with only eleven days to go . . . but Jennifer has agreed to drop everything to come and sing for us! Many of you will remember her stunning performance last year . . . we are fortunate indeed that she is able to sing for us again on Sunday 7th May at 3.30pm. Look out for my next post with her programme. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today's EXTRA tea-time concert at Holy Trinity was a great opportunity for us to showcase the amazing talent that is being grown in the Gosport and Portsmouth areas. And no-one went away disappointed! The four young musicians simply enthralled us with their playing of six different instruments: Alex Wilson on the organ, piano and saxophone; Connor Lyster, marimba; Dylan Wilson, violin; and Matthew Tarrant, trumpet. A full house rapturously applauded each young musician for their solo performance and the final ensemble brought the house down! We are grateful to them all for playing for us today, and to Geoffrey Holroyde for accompanying Alex, but special thanks must go to Alex for organising the programme with extraordinary finesse. We very much hope Alex will return for another special concert later in the year . . . ... See MoreSee Less

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There can be few better ways to wind down Bank Holiday Monday than by listening to some splendid music played on our wonderful, historic organ - especially when the recitalist is David Cook! David's programme yesterday was well chosen: varied and quite beautiful, ranging from Bach and Handel to someone relatively unknown: William Faulkes, whose music presented us with a fine finale. We are immensely grateful to David for travelling from London to play for us on the Easter weekend and look forward to his return - hopefully in 2019! ... See MoreSee Less

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YOUNG MUSICIANS is the title of our next EXTRA tea-time concert at 3.30pm on Sunday 23rd April, at Holy Trinity Church, Haslar Road, Gosport. This promises to be a real treat of a concert and one definitely not to be missed. Alex Wilson (saxophone) will be joined by Connor Lyster (percussion, to include the marimba), Matthew Tarrant (trumpet) and Dylan Wilson (violin). The talented four will be playing solo and ensemble. Please join us for a memorable afternoon of music played by four young musicians! See you there! FREE ENTRANCE with retiring collection; refreshments to follow! PROGRAMME ATTACHED! For future programmes please see our website at holytrinitygosport.co.uk and for further information about music in the area of Portsmouth and Gosport please go to musicinportsmouth.co.uk ... See MoreSee Less

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EASTER SPECIAL Organ Recital at Holy Trinity: David Cook from All Hallows, by the Tower, London, will play on Monday 17th April starting at 1pm. Bring your Easter weekend to a close by joining us for half an hour of beautiful music. A reputable recitalist, David regularly plays across the UK and abroad; see his impressive CV on Monday's PROGRAMME -ATTACHED. We look forward to welcoming you on Monday! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to Joanna Price for bringing Flautissimo to play for us today; it was a super concert and much enjoyed by the full house who had scorned the sunshine in favour of a musical afternoon. The musical programme was indeed varied: ranging from the hauntingly beautiful 'Benedictus' by Carl Jenkins to the fun of 'Single Yellow Line' and the charming coquettishness of 'Miss Livvy' and on to a great ending from Henry Mancini's film score for 'Pink Panther'. A great afternoon of music, enjoyed by all - thank you to all the flautists and hope to see you again in future programmes! ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago  ·  

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Just 36 hours to go to our next Tea-Time Concert at Holy Trinity Church, Gosport, and we are delighted to be welcoming back, Fautissimo, the Southampton Flute Orchestra, directed by Joanna Price, who played for us for the first time in 2015. Their music programme is varied and good to listen to, so do please join us to welcome the flautists for a lovely afternoon of music. ENTRANCE FREE, with retiring collection, tea and cakes to follow. As always a warm welcome awaits you and an hour of musical treats! PROGRAMME ATTACHED! ... See MoreSee Less

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Simply spectacular! Peter King's recital today at Holy Trinity Church was indeed, simply spectacular! His programme was bound to please; listening to his playing and watching his performance was a huge treat to all of us who were so fortunate to be there. There were several organists in the audience today (a sure sign of the great esteem in which the recitalist is held); amongst them, at least one had taken a day's leave to hear the recital, another had travelled from Warwick especially and another was visiting from Norway . . . Need I say more? We are hopeful that Peter has fallen for our very special Handel organ and will agree to play for us again - perhaps in 2019! ... See MoreSee Less

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March is definitely a month of musical treats at Holy Trinity! Our next organ recital, at 1pm on Monday 20th, promises to be very special: Peter King, Organist Emeritus from Bath Abbey, has selected a delightful music programme with pieces by Alexandre-Pierre-Francois Boely, Alexandre Guilmant, Sigfird Karg-Elert, George Frederick Handel and Felix Mendelssohn - please see PROGRAMME ATTACHED. Peter's recent engagements have included concerts in Holland, Germany and Italy, and he has a packed programme of recitals in 2017. We are indeed fortunate to be welcoming him to Holy Trinity - please join us!! As always a warm welcome awaits you . . . ... See MoreSee Less

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On 25th March at the United Reformed Church, Bury Road, Mark Burden, pianist, will be giving a recital of Gershwin, Ravel, Prokofiev, Chopin, Grieg and Liszt.

The recital starts at 7.30 and tickets (on the door) are £10/£8 and under 16s free. Free coffee, tea and biscuits are provided in the interval!
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All our tea-time concerts at Holy Trinity are special but today's was very special indeed! Created in tribute to Betty Whetstone it featured our very own Quartet in Residence: Dolce; The Coten Singers, an eight voice choir from Coventry; soloists, Alex Wilson (organ) and Daniel Heathcote (oboe) and of course the man who put it all together, Geoffrey Holroyde. It was a magnificent concert, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended (a whopping 200 strong audience) and was a fitting tribute to Betty who loved music and supported the concerts right from the start! Huge thanks to all our performers today!! ... See MoreSee Less

6 months ago  ·  

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A lovely concert this afternoon. Good to see (& hear!) such promising young soloists. ... See MoreSee Less

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Plans for next Sunday's tea-time concert at Holy Trinity Church, began last February - and now it's only one week away! In the intervening year Geoffrey Holroyde has been very busy creating an hour of 'All-English music from five centuries' featuring our very own 'Handel' organ, oboe, trumpets, string quartet and eight voice choir . . . The result will be an hour of wonderful music played and sung by a variety of highly talented people, including two seventeen year old soloists. We know how to celebrate music at Holy Trinity and this concert is going to be very special indeed - not least because it has been developed to pay tribute to the memory of Betty Whetsone who died in January 2016. As always a very warm welcome awaits you - 3.30pm FREE ENTRANCE, retiring collection and refreshments served afterwards! PROGRAMME ATTACHED and further information about the performers available at the concert. ... See MoreSee Less

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Although I could not be at the recital yesterday, I have it on very reliable authority that it was 'a super recital . . . one of the best. The organ and trumpet sounded wonderful together.' Only the most pressing engagement would keep me away from any of our concerts or recitals and I knew this was going to be superb - and it was!! Many thanks to Liz and Russ for their excellent performance, to Roger for the stunning photography and to Geoff O'Neill for hosting the occasion on my behalf. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our next event is on Monday 20th February at 1pm at Holy Trinity Church, when we shall welcome back Elizabeth le Grove, Director of Music at St Anne's Church, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, and for the first time, Russ Young, Bandmaster of the Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Collingwood. Together they will play a variety of pieces for organ and trumpet - see attached PROGRAMME for details. A very warm welcome awaits you - bring your lunch and take a half hour away from the 'everyday' for something very special! ... See MoreSee Less

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It was an afternoon that promised much anticipated pleasure and my own expectations were great; I believe all who attended would agree that every promise and every expectation were well and truly fulfilled - excelled even. What a wonderful afternoon of music; it was such a joy to listen to - and indeed watch - Dolce String Quartet (plus Amanda on extra cello) play today. February blues were blown away by music composed by a very young (20) Mendelssohn and all emotions were caught up in Schubert's finest chamber work (considered to be one of the greatest compositions in all chamber music). We thank you all: Elizabeth, Susan, Janis, Tony and Amanda for a truly splendid concert. ... See MoreSee Less

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At last - it's time to welcome back our very own Quartet in Residence, Dolce String Quartet, to our Sunday Tea-Time Concert Programme on Sunday 5th February starting at 3.30pm. They will be playing music for strings by Felix Mendelssohn and Franz Schubert. Get away from the January blues and join us for an hour of delightful music - followed by tea and cakes. FREE ADMISSION with retiring collection. A warm welcome awaits you . . . ... See MoreSee Less

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Maggie Cochran has exhibited at Holy Trinity and her work has proved very popular with congregation and visitors alike. I'm not sure where this exhibition is being held but will certainly try to find out . . . ... See MoreSee Less

Exhibition of paintings

January 31, 2017, 2:00am - February 12, 2017, 8:00am

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And again - New Year's Resolution No.2 SORTED! Thank you, Richard Dewland, for opening the 2017 Recital Series with such a beautiful programme of music - some of it hauntingly beautiful - so varied and certainly full of surprises! Indeed, there was something for everyone and our large audience clearly demonstrated their appreciation of your choices and your playing. Thank you from us all and we look forward to seeing you in 2018! Thanks too to Ruth Dewland for supporting the recital as page turner! ... See MoreSee Less

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New Year's resolution No. 2: to start the 2017 recital programme with one to remember . . . well we have Richard Dewland performing his annual New Year Recital, which is bound to be superb - and therefore memorable! So I guess I'm well on the way to achieving another goal this year!! See you on Monday 16th at 1pm for another half hour of a musical feast - bring your lunch - a very warm welcome awaits you! PROGRAMME ATTACHED! ... See MoreSee Less

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New Year resolution No. 1: 'to start the concert programme in the way we mean to go - with a really high class concert!' . . . NY resolution No. 1 sorted!! This afternoon Richard Dewland brought us a superb concert: from sopranos to alto, to piano, to clarinet, to flute, to hearing a nightingale singing in our midst, to the glorious sound of the combined voices of the choir we were well and truly treated to a Happy New Year concert! Thank you, Richard Dewland, the Choir and all soloists for a wonderful start to the year! See you in 2018! ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy New Year Everyone! And what better way to start the year than coming to Holy Trinity Church, on the Green, Gosport, for our first Tea-Time Concert of 2017, when Richard Dewland will be conducting our New Year Concert with The Lee Choral Society! This is an annual event and one that gets our yearly programme started with real class - so join us on Sunday 8th January at 3.30pm. FREE ENTRANCE with retiring collection and REFRESHMENTS to follow. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you! PROGRAMME ATTACHED. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are truly grateful to David P Oldfield for travelling through the fog and Christmas traffic at 7.30 this morning to practise then play for us at Holy Trinity Church, Gosport. He brought a beautiful glimpse of the peace of Christmas through his carefully selected musical programme and set us up with strong reserves to see us through the public face of Christmas with all its hustle, bustle and stress. Thank you, David, and a very Happy Christmas to you! ... See MoreSee Less

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'So this is Christmas!' said John Lennon and that's certainly the case at 1.00pm on Monday 19th December at Holy Trinity Church, on the Waterfront, Gosport, where our Christmas Recital will be performed by David Oldfield. He brings us a perfect programme for Christmas so leave those few presents left to wrap and join us at Holy Trinity . . . bring your lunch, sit back and enjoy the best of the season. Programme attached. ... See MoreSee Less

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What a great way to end our tea-time concert programme for 2016!! Thank you Paul Pilott, Louise Helyer and Friends for bringing us such a fun-filled and truly joyous programme to start us off on our own journeys towards Christmas. Thanks too, to all the singers and soloists: Andrew, David, Nikki, Julie and the PPLHF Sisters! The music and atmosphere was much appreciated by a large audience, some of whom are already asking, 'When will they return?' Roll on 2018! ... See MoreSee Less

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Programme attached for Sunday Tea-Time Christmas Concert at Holy Trinity at 3.30pm on Sunday 4th December 2016: Paul Pilott, Louise Helyer and Friends! Look forward to welcoming you to Holy Trinity! ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us for our 'Concert for Christmas' at Holy Trinity Church Sunday 4th December 3.30 - 4.30pm, when we welcome back 'Paul Pilott, Louise Helyer and Friends' for another warm and welcoming musical programme. We really enjoyed their last concert in September 2015 and immediately invited them back. So come along and experience the best of the Christmas Season! See you there - a very warm welcome awaits you! POSTER ATTACHED ... See MoreSee Less

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'The only limits are my imagination!' says Barry Staples who has his first solo art exhibition at Holy Trinity Church throughout December. He works mainly with acrylics, watercolour and mixed media and uses tissue paper, cling film, aluminium foil - indeed anything to hand . . . producing works of real interest from still life, landscapes and some very eye-catching seascapes! The Church is open for viewing Wednesday to Friday each week 1.30 - 3.30pm and Saturdays 10.00am till 2.00pm. Do please drop by and take a look for yourself. ... See MoreSee Less

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A terrible accident had closed the M27 and the weather outside was awful but inside Holy Trinity today a crowd gathered to listen to the cheerful programme of music brought to us by Gillian Lloyd, the memory of which will see us through many a dark winter's day. We thank Gillian very much indeed for her uplifting programme and lovely playing - and for bringing back to Holy Trinity the composition, 'Prelude on Huddersfield', composed by her husband, Jeff, and last played at Holy Trinity on their wedding day in 1988 - very special indeed! Thanks also to Christine for standing in at very short notice as page turner! ... See MoreSee Less

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Please see the programme attached for our next recital: Gillian Lloyd, on Monday 21st November from 1.00pm. A warm welcome awaits you . . . ... See MoreSee Less

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For our organ recital on 21st November we welcome back Gillian Lloyd, who last played for us in October 2014. Gillian has a long association with Holy Trinity: formerly organist and also was married there to husband, Jeff; we welcome her back most warmly! She brings us a varied programme including pieces by Bach, Handel, Whitlock, Mozart and more . . . Leave the hustle and bustle of shopping for Christmas and join us for one half hour of genuinely lovely music - bring your lunch, sit back, enjoy! Monday 21st November 1.00 to 1.30pm. See you there! ... See MoreSee Less

9 months ago  ·  

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The concerts at Holy Trinity just get better and better - and today was no exception! The opening line of the piece by Herbert Howells says it all really: 'I heard a voice from heaven'; listening to the Nelson Consort today was very much like listening to heaven's song. It was simply sublime! We are truly privileged at Holy Trinity and immensely grateful to Oliver Hancock and all eight members of the choir for bringing their unique and beautiful sound to us this afternoon. Thank you! If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact me on [email protected] ... See MoreSee Less

10 months ago  ·  

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Only four days to go to our next stunning tea-time concert at Holy Trinity when we welcome The Nelson Consort, directed by Oliver Hancock from Portsmouth Cathedral. Unaccompanied, this eight voice choir promises to bring pure, vocal perfection to the amazing acoustics of HTC. We look forward to welcoming you to this very special event. FREE ENTRANCE, retiring collection with refreshments to follow . . . see you there! PROGRAMME ATTACHED! ... See MoreSee Less

10 months ago  ·  

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St. Mary's Alverstoke Choir is singing Choral Evensong at Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral tomorrow, Thursday 27th at 6pm, as 'Visiting Choir'. The service lasts about 45 minutes. We shall be singing music by the great English Composer Henry Purcell. All are welcome to the service. (Paul Pilott - Director of Music ... See MoreSee Less

10 months ago  ·  

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'The young and the young at heart' (Alex Wilson and Geoffrey Holroyde) will be playing for our October Recital on Handel's organ at Holy Trinity Church - in less than 48 hours. They will play two pieces from the late C19th Romantic movement by Boellmann and Mendelsshon - and very possibly a short piece from Bach too! Do come along to hear them play - bring your lunch, relax in the beautiful surroundings and listen to music; there's no better way to start your week . . . PROGRAMME ATTACHED. ... See MoreSee Less

10 months ago  ·  

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For two weeks only from tomorrow, Vicki Matthews will be exhibiting her artwork at Holy Trinity Church. Do please get along to see her work - it's pretty spectacular - and you might even find yourself buying yourself (or someone else) an early Christmas present! ;). The Church is open Wednesday to Friday 1.30 to 3.30, Saturdays 10 - 2.00pm and for Sunday services. ... See MoreSee Less

10 months ago  ·  

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'Wales, Land of Song', came to Holy Trinity this afternoon and lifted the rafters! Cor Godre'r Garth, the choir at the foot of Garth mountain, demonstrated to us just why the have won the Welsh National Eisteddfod many times over . . . because their singing is sublime, pulling at our heart strings and transporting us, in just one hour, to their homeland, Wales. We didn't want them to stop and could have gone on listening for hours . . . their performance was met by rapturous applause that went on and on . . . Diolch yn fawr, Steffan Watkins, for bringing the choir to sing for us today - and thank you too for agreeing return in 2018 . . . we can't wait! ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago  ·  

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ST. MARY'S CHURCH ALVERSTOKE
AUTUMN CHORAL EVENSONG
SUNG BY
ST. MARY’S CHOIR
Special Guest Conductor
Peter Allwood
SUNDAY 16TH OCTOBER 6.30pm
A Service of Anglican Cathedral Music
ALL ARE WELCOME
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10 months ago  ·  

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Remember to come along to Holy Trinity Church at the waterfront, Gosport, this afternoon for a real treat of a tea-time concert, when Cor Godre'r Garth will bring the wonderful sound of Wales to us! They're rehearsing right now! This is one not to miss! FREE ENTRANCE, retiring collection, with tea and cakes to follow! ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago  ·  

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It's Silver Sunday and to celebrate in style we are delighted to welcome Cor Godre'r Garth to Holy Trinity Church on Sunday, 2nd October at 3:30pm. This promises to be a very special tea-time concert: a mixed 60 voice, eisteddfod-winning choir from Wales - my heart is thumping already in anticipation. Please join me to welcome and enjoy the wonderful sound of Wales. Don't forget - FREE ENTRANCE with retiring collection; tea and cake to follow! PROGRAMME ATTACHED! ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago  ·  

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We are truly grateful to Jeffrey Williams who played for us on Monday - and what a beautiful programme of music he brought, with which to feast our ears. He chose to play five complex pieces providing us with a wide variety of styles and eras. We loved them all! We are indeed very fortunate to attract Jeffrey to Holy Trinity as his time is well taken up with examining - across the globe. He left us on Monday and was already planning a seven week tour of duty to Taiwan and India. Bon voyage, Jeffrey, and we look forward to your next visit to HTC - hopefully in 2018! ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago  ·  

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The next recital on the 'Handel' organ at Holy Trinity Church, Gosport, is on Monday 19th September when we welcome back Jeffrey Williams from St Mary's, Southampton. Jeffrey, who had a long association with Romsey Abbey, played for us at HTC last September - and his performance delighted our audience. Join us at 1pm on Monday to welcome Jeffrey and enjoy half an hour of beautiful music . . . see you there! ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago  ·  

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11 months ago  ·  

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Recorders come in all sorts of shapes and sizes (see picture below), and make equally unique sounds, and when the four members of Baroc Ad Hoc combine these with harpsichord, the effect is tremendous. We thoroughly enjoyed yesterday afternoon's performance and liked especially our introduction to music composed my lesser-known composers and the romantic notion of two of the manuscripts having been found in libraries after many years of being hidden from sight. We thank Gordon, John, Gil and Portia (who also sang for us so beautifully) for their superb performance - and very much look forward to the next time . . . ... See MoreSee Less

12 months ago  ·  

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For our September Tea-time Concert at Holy Trinity we welcome back Baroque ad Hoc! This charming quartet brings together recorder and harpsichord to great effect. Do come along this Sunday, 4th September, at 3.30pm for an hour of sheer music and relaxation - followed by tea and cake of course! ENTRANCE FREE with retiring donations; proceeds go to the Organ Maintenance, Church Fabric and Arts Funds. A warm welcome awaits you! PROGRAMME ATTACHED! ... See MoreSee Less

12 months ago  ·  

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Vive la difference! It is rare indeed when two organists play together - even rarer when they are husband and wife! What a triumph for Holy Trinity today when Loic and Florence traveled all the way from France to play for us; they were spectacular! We all know at Holy Trinity that we are very fortunate to have a most amazing organ but these two musicians seem to caress it with a touch that makes it sing in ways we have not heard before! A British organist told me last year that French organists rehearse too much - well practice makes perfect is all I can say . . . We thank Florence and Loic for coming to Gosport and sharing their talent, their expertise and love of music with us. The even better news? They have agreed to return next summer . . . roll on 2017!! ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago  ·  

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What better way to close our month-long celebration of the historic Handel organ at Holy Trinity than by welcoming back Florence Rousseau and Loïc Georgeault from the cathedrals of Renne and St Malo! Do please join us for this rare opportunity to hear their recital on Monday 22nd August at 1pm. If last year's performance is anything to go by it is definitely one not to miss!. Bring your lunch, sit back, and enjoy the music! PROGRAMME ATTACHED! ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago  ·  

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Emotions were running high today at Holy Trinity as young organist, Ralf Ayling-Miller, brought to a close a most spectacular recital. His programme was varied and the contrasting styles were much appreciated by the audience, from the deep and glorious tones of Buxtehude, through the gentle melancholy of Brahms and on to a trio of pieces which were increasingly intricate and demanding of the musician. You could have heard a pin drop as Ralf deftly fingered his way to a grand finale by Maurice Durufle. His performance was as much a treat to watch as it was to listen to and the applause clearly demonstrated the audience's deep and sincere appreciation of his playing. We thank Ralf very much indeed and also Alex Wilson who took on the very important role of page-turner (no mean feat any day - and certainly not today) and wish Ralf great success in his new role as organist at St Mark's, Bromley, from September. I feel certain we shall want to invite him to HTC again in the not-too-distant future! ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago  ·  

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On Monday 15th we shall be welcoming another graduate of the Birmingham Conservatoire when Ralf Ayling-Miller will be playing the historic organ at Holy Trinity. Ralf has selected composers from the 17th to the 20th centuries in a programme which will delight us all, I am sure. Bring your lunch and come along at 1pm for a half hour of beautiful music. See you then - a warm welcome awaits! ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago  ·  

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I was not able to attend the tea-time concert last Sunday but am hugely grateful to Geoffrey Holroyde for standing in for me and hosting the event.
,Geoffrey has told me:
William gave a stunning organ recital of the music of Bach on Sunday afternoon. Seemingly without effort, he demonstrated to the audience - via the TV monitor - his stunning pedal technique, and keyboard mastery. Also Will’s ability to use a huge variety of sounds on our versatile organ kept his listeners immersed in the music throughout his splendid performance.
Thank you William! Those lucky enough to be there were clearly privileged to hear you play!
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1 years ago  ·  

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Once again, we welcome local artist, Ingrid Richards, who exhibits her work each August at Holy Trinity Church. She is well-known amongst us for her bold and colourful works, preferring the abstract over mainstream. Her latest exhibition offers us the best of both her worlds with dream-like scenes from her ‘blue period’ contrasting with vibrant portraits and landscapes, providing balance and diversity. Thank you, Ingrid, for bringing your memorable artwork to Holy Trinity once again. Please come and experience this splendid exhibition at the Church from now until 31st August: opening times 1.30 to 3.30, Wednesday to Friday and 10am till 2pm on Saturdays. ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago  ·  

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We welcome William Weir, post-graduate student at Birmingham Conservatoire, who will play a programme of JS Bach for our ANNUAL AUGUST TEA-TIME RECITAL at Holy Trinity Church, Gosport: 3.30 - 4.30pm, Sunday 7th August. FREE ENTRANCE! William has a special interest in JS Bach and this promises to be a beautiful recital - NOT TO BE MISSED! We look forward to welcoming you on Sunday! PROGRAMME ATTACHED! ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago  ·  

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1 years ago  ·  

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'Dancing socks!' remarked one audience member as she cheerily waved goodbye following a superb recital by David Oldfield yesterday - and she wasn't wrong (see main picture captured during David's 'foot solo' in Bach's 2nd movement). It is unusual to see an organist playing in stocking feet - and this was an experiment on David's part . . . We are truly grateful to David for stepping in to save the day and for a giving us a most delightful recital with music to love. Thank you, David, and we look forward to welcoming you back for the Christmas recital! ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago  ·  

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It's with very many thanks that we welcome back David Oldfield on Monday 18th July. David joins us at the 11th hour when our scheduled recitalist had to call off owing to injury! We are truly grateful to David for stepping in and coming to play for us - all the way from Surrey! David is a very popular recitalist at Holy Trinity and I am sure we shall enjoy his programme of music - which is attached to this post! I look forward to welcoming you to Holy Trinity for David's recital at 1pm on Monday - bring your lunch, sit back and enjoy the music! ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago  ·  

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Although I was unable to join the concert on Sunday (on holiday in Scotland) I have it on excellent authority (the Vicar and Geoffrey Holroyde) that it was simply superb. The large and appreciative audience heard Peter Cain, a stunning guitarist and tenor too!, playing with Dolce String Quartet, some startling and rhythmically difficult music amongst much more. Clearly if you missed this concert (like me) you will be hoping to see it on a future programme - I'll see what I can do ;)! Many thanks to the performers and Andy Davies for standing in as host on this special occasion. ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago  ·  

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Another first for the tea-time concerts at Holy Trinity Chuch next Sunday at 3.30pm when Peter Cain will play classical guitar accompanied by Dolce String Quartet. This promises to be a very special concert and we are delighted to be welcoming Peter who travels from Manchester to play for us - how fortunate are we? Do please join us to hear Peter Cain accompanied by Dolce. PROGRAMME attached! ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago  ·  

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1 years ago  ·  

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'What a Blast!' is how one of our regulars described the concert on Sunday, when Spinnaker Brass came to Holy Trinity. It was tremendous fun and we had such a great time: swaying, foot-tapping, singing along and smiling the whole concert through; it was certainly a trip down memory lane! We loved the whole programme and the sound filled every corner of this amazingly beautiful building! With grateful thanks to Ted Howard, director, and all the musicians of Spinnaker Brass for a memorable afternoon of music and memories. ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago  ·  

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Have you got your ticket yet?
20th June , Portsmouth Cathedral !
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1 years ago  ·  

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Art Exhibition by Lee Art Group for the month of June. Opening times are Wednesday to Friday 1.30 - 3.30pm and Saturdays (except 2nd Saturday of the month) from 10.00am till 2.00pm. There are many beautiful paintings to see - and buy should you wish. Do come along to see our latest exhibition. ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago  ·  

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Another first for Holy Trinity Church, Gosport, this coming Sunday at 3.30pm, when we welcome 25 musicians from a local band, Spinnaker Brass! Directed by Ted Howard, this Fareham band has a great repertoire and a super programme for us. Join us to give them all a huge Holy Trinity welcome, listen to some great music and partake in tea and cakes afterwards - what could be better! PROGRAMME attached! ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago  ·  

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1 years ago  ·  

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A huge thank you to Philip Drew for his splendid recital at Holy Trinity today. It was a super programme including some very special pieces by Dietrich Buxtehude, Robert Schumann and Hendrik Andriessen (the latter being Philip's own favourite). This is the first time Philip has played for us since 2013; we very much hope we won't have to wait so long for the next occasion! ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago  ·  

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Further to my latest post two days ago, please find attached the programme for Monday's organ recital. Look forward to seeing you there. ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago  ·  

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Only one week to our next Monday Lunchtime Recital with Philip Drew on 16th May starting at 1pm. Philip will be playing music by Henrik Andriessen, Robert Schumann, Henry Purcell, Dietrich Buxtehude and Herbert Howells. Start your week in a beautiful building, listening to wonderful music played on our historic Handel organ - couldn't be better! POSTER attached. ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago  ·  

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'Hollywood comes to Holy Trinity!' said one of our regular concert goers following a memorable performance by Andy Quinn yesterday afternoon. And that ladies and gentlemen was entertainment! We love the historic organ at Holy Trinity and Andy brought a wonderfully unique sound in his own remarkable arrangements of music old and new - and the piano was transformed into a completely different instrument in response to his dancing fingers. We are hugely privileged that Andy wanted to play for us at Holy Trinity and immensely grateful to him for his outstanding performance. BTW - he said he'll come again! Thank you Andy! ... See MoreSee Less

1 years ago  ·  

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