Pocket Piano Extravaganza Nov 14

pp novTransmission is a new occasional contemporary music series taking place in the beautiful surroundings of St. Catherine’s Church on Telegraph Hill in South East London. Our aim is to present explorative and thought-provoking concerts which feature exceptional performers and composers in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

For our first concert we present a multi-keyboard extravaganza featuring pianos, toy pianos, reed organs, pocket pianos, harmoniums, homemade electronics and more. The programme features John Cage’s rarely heard classic Music for Amplified Toy Pianos alongside explorative works by some of the most inventive composers working in London and beyond today. 

When: Saturday 14th November, 7.30pm
Where: St Catherine's Church, Pepys Road, SE14 5SG (easily accessible via the London 
Overground or Rail services to Brockley, New Cross Gate and Nunhead. A cash bar will be available at the venue.

Patricia Alessandrini: Étude d'après Scarlatti
Ed Bennett: Crazy Legs / Gothic
John Cage: Music for Amplified Toy Pianos
Michael Finnissy: Sonata for Toy Piano
Lauren Sarah Hayes: Patience
Daria Kwiatkowska - Spin
John Lely: Four Reed Organs / Pocket Pianos
Nye Parry: New Work (premiere)
Domenico Scarlatti - Sonata in D minor, K.10
Arlene Sierra: Painted Bunting

Mira Benjamin (toy piano, percussion, reed organ)
Ed Bennett (toy piano, percussion, reed organ, pocket piano, melodica)
John Lely (toy piano, percussion, reed organ, pocket piano)
Nye Parry (Indian harmonium, electronics)
Xenia Pestova (piano, toy piano, percussion, reed organ)

Any Questions? Jan 11

On Friday 11 January 2013 St Catherine’s is hosting BBC Radio 4s Any Questions?

Currently 1.5 million people listen to the programme each week.
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Tickets are FREE. If you would like to request a ticket please email revsheridanjames@gmail.com. No one person can ask for more than two tickets. Tickets are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

St Catherine’s church is situated at the junction of Kitto Road and Pepys Road, SE14 5TY. There is plenty of free street parking. The nearest train stations are New Cross Gate or Nunhead.
Doors will be open from 6pm and you will need to be seated by 7.15pm. We look forward to welcoming you to Any Questions on Friday 11th January 2013.

Sheridan James Vicar of St Catherine’s Church

Christmas at St Catherine’s

Ukulele Carol Jam
Hosted by Sheridan James (Uke Playing Rev)

Thursday 13 December, Hill Station Cafe

4pm-5pm Kids’ Jam – 4-12 year olds.

8pm Young people and Adult Jam

Bring your ukulele, or your voice, or a small percussion instrument and let’s thrash out some carols together! No experience necessary!

Candle-Lit Carol Service
Sunday 16 December at 6pm
Carols, readings and live music followed by mince pies and mulled wine.

It’s a Wonderful Life
Wednesday 19December at 7.30pm
FREE screening of this classic Christmas movie in the atmospheric surroundings of St Catherine’s church.  Mulled wine and other drinks on sale. This event is suitable for children over the age of 10.

Sunday before Christmas
Sunday 23 Dec, 10am
Family-friendly service to get you in the mood for the big day.

Crib Service
Monday 24 December 4pm
A fun, interactive service for all the family. Children are invited to come dressed as a Nativity character and help build the
Christmas Crib together.

Midnight Mass
Monday 24 December 11pm
Traditional candlelit communion service with carols and soloists

Christmas Day
8am  Holy Communion– An intimate service in traditional language.
10am Sung Eucharist with carols
Come and celebrate the birth of Jesus

New Year’s Eve Watchnight Service
10.30pm     A special service of thanks and prayer for the New Year

For more information contact revsheridanjames@gmail.com or call 02076391050

All these are events are free. Everyone is welcome. They all take place at St Catherine’s Church, Pepys Road, unless otherwise indicated.