Concert - Nov 2014:
St. Simon & St. Jude hosted their first fund raising concert, on November 30th 2014 at 3:00 p.m., featuring an afternoon recital of Hymns and Organ music.
We had a near capacity crowd of almost 150 in the church. We proudly presented:
- Soprano Lara Martins (of West End fame)
- John Wilkins (Organist)
This fund raising event was in support of St. Simon & St. Jude. R.C. and the Hillside One O' Clock Club, that is based in the park adjacent to the church.
It was an wonderful opportunity to raise funds and in addition to showcase the capability of the St. Simon & St. Jude church organ.
After a brief introduction by Fr. Habte we had an eclectic programme of both instrumental and sung material. Apart from singing and playing for us both artists gave short introductions for each piece, informing both mind and soul.
This concert is hopefully the first of many. We are planning to bring future collaborations showcasing local talents.
Following the concert, tea, coffee and cakes were served in the church hall for a community get together.
It should be noted that the Organist John Wilkins travelled approximately 80 miles for each rehearsal and for the final concert. We are most grateful to John and Lara for their generosity in sharing of their time and talents.
A special thank you to everyone who supported this event - by attending or helping both in the church and the hall afterwards.
Psalms 104:33 - I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.