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Gillingham methodist church

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Wessex House, 8 High Street Dorset SP8 4AG United Kingdom

October 2018

Sound the Trumpets again! (Prof. Ian Tracey & Crispian Steele-Perkins)

10 October 2018 @ 20:30 - 22:30
Gillingham methodist church, Wessex House, 8 High Street Dorset SP8 4AG United Kingdom + Google Map
£12

On Wednesday 10th October, Music at GMC will be hosting a very special concert featuring Prof. Ian Tracey on organ and Crispian Steele-Perkins on trumpet. Professor Ian Tracey is Organist Titulaire at Liverpool Cathedral and also Organist to the City of Liverpool. He is no stranger to GMC, having entertained us on numerous occasions before with his inimitable brand of consummate musicianship & amusing anecdotes. Crispian Steele-Perkins is one of the world's best known trumpet soloists, renowned for the quality…

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November 2018

Disney classic comes to life at Gillingham Methodist Church

3 November 2018 @ 18:00 - 23:30
Gillingham methodist church, Wessex House, 8 High Street Dorset SP8 4AG United Kingdom + Google Map

Disney’s much-loved classic will come to life at GMC at 6pm on Saturday 3rd November when Fantasia will be shown on our big screen, accompanied by live organ improvisation from Jonathan Hope. Fantasia is an innovative and revolutionary animated classic from Walt Disney, combining Western classical music masterpieces with imaginative visuals, presented with Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra. The eight animation sequences are colourful, impressive, free-flowing, abstract, and often surrealistic pieces. They include the most famous of all, Paul…

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‘Project Literacy’ talk

22 November 2018 @ 18:00 - 19:30
Gillingham methodist church, Wessex House, 8 High Street Dorset SP8 4AG United Kingdom + Google Map

One of the readers for a Gillingham town group speaks about her journey to literacy after appearing on BBC with Victoria Derbyshire and Sky News Sunrise as part of 'Project Literacy'. She is writing a book about her experiences. The annual Read Easy open evening is on Thursday, November 22,  from 6pm to 7.30pm at The Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Gillingham. Mayor of Gillingham Cllr Mrs Su Hunt will close the meeting.

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March 2019

GMC hosts renowned organist

Saturday, 9 March @ 19:30 - 22:00
Gillingham methodist church, Wessex House, 8 High Street Dorset SP8 4AG United Kingdom + Google Map

Gillingham Methodist Church welcomes Bath Abbey organist Shean Bowers on Saturday, March 9 at 7.30pm. As an accompanist, recitalist and choir director, Shean recently returned from a concert tour of Germany and has performed throughout the UK, and in France and Denmark,. He is one of the organists for BBC Daily Service and leads regular workshops for The Royal School of Church Music. Tickets are £10, available in advance or on the door. Book online at www.wegottickets.com/event/461793. For concert dates…

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King gives organ recital

Saturday, 9 March @ 19:30 - 22:30
Gillingham methodist church, Wessex House, 8 High Street Dorset SP8 4AG United Kingdom + Google Map

First concert of 2019 at Gillingham Methodist Church is at 7.30pm, Saturday, March 9, when Peter King, organist emeritus of Bath Abbey gives a recital. Peter King was a student of Dame Gillian Weir and Allan Wicks (organ) and Ronald Smith (piano) and is organist emeritus of Bath Abbey. He was Director of Music 1986-2016. Under his direction the Abbey Choir visited Germany, Holland and France, and released eight CDs and broadcast on BBC TV and Radio 3. In 2015, he became President of…

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Chasing Tomorrow

Thursday, 14 March @ 19:30 - 22:30
Gillingham methodist church, Wessex House, 8 High Street Dorset SP8 4AG United Kingdom + Google Map

Film ‘ Chasing Tomorrow ‘ Thursday 14th March 7.30   The Methodist Church, The High Street Gillingham A Road Movie about two young men who, feeling they should do something, set out to find how others are trying to save the planet. Preceded by a short AGM with refreshments. All  welcome, Donations appreciated

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April 2019

Gillingham singers Spring Concert

Saturday, 13 April @ 20:30 - 23:30
Gillingham methodist church, Wessex House, 8 High Street Dorset SP8 4AG United Kingdom + Google Map

The Gillingham Singers returns to the church for their spring concert. The choir will be performning Dvorak's Mass In D with a guest flautist. Tickets £10 available in advance from organ1234@btinternet.com or at the door. For concert dates visit www.musicatgmc.org.uk

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June 2019

The Glory of Notre Dame – Gillingham Methodist Church

Friday, 21 June @ 19:30 - 22:00
Gillingham methodist church, Wessex House, 8 High Street Dorset SP8 4AG United Kingdom + Google Map

At Gillingham Methodist Church’s biggest event of the year, their old friend and maestro David Briggs returns to present a stunning choral and organ concert to celebrate the marvellous music associated with the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The concert will consist of an organ recital featuring some of the best-loved French organ music and will conclude with Vierne’s Messe Solennelle sung by the Farrant Singers. David Briggs is an internationally renowned organist with an extensive repertoire spanning five centuries…

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September 2019

Gillingham local History Society talk

Tuesday, 17 September @ 19:30 - 21:30
Gillingham methodist church, Wessex House, 8 High Street Dorset SP8 4AG United Kingdom + Google Map

Gillingham local History Society’s next meeting is on Tuesday September 17, when John Porter presents his talk on The Helme Family of Gillingham and Nevis, 7.30pm at the Methodist Church Hall. Visitors welcome - donations requested.

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Miranda Sykes Folk Concert

Saturday, 28 September @ 19:30 - 22:00
Gillingham methodist church, Wessex House, 8 High Street Dorset SP8 4AG United Kingdom + Google Map
£12

Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with 'Show of Hands' is returning to her roots. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she is touring as she started out: one woman, one bass, and one guitar. Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda is back with a completely new project: Behind The Wall. Where Borrowed Places opened a…

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October 2019

Ian Tracey (Liverpool Cathedral Organist) Concert

Wednesday, 9 October @ 19:30 - 21:30
Gillingham methodist church, Wessex House, 8 High Street Dorset SP8 4AG United Kingdom + Google Map
£12

Professor Ian Tracey has had a life-long association with Liverpool Cathedral and its music, and with his two illustrious predecessors, continues the tradition of an almost apostolic succession. He studied organ with Lewis Rust, then with his immediate precursor Noel Rawsthorne. Studies at Trinity College, London, culminated in Fellowship, after which, scholarship grants enabled him to continue his studies in Paris, with both Andre Isoir and Jean Langlais. In 1980 he became the youngest Cathedral Organist in the Country, and…

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