Peter Brook describes the hard work that goes into services during the Festive Season Christmas is one of the busiest periods of the year for the Abbey Choir. A tremendous amount of preparation and considerable stamina are required by all involved, from the Organist and Master of the Choristers Jeff Williams down to the youngest probationary chorister! The build-up to this period starts in early November with the rehearsal of music for the Advent Procession, which marks the beginning of the four weeks of Advent. This is a service that few churches now tackle and which provides the choir with the opportunity to sing andMore »

December Jeffrey Williams reflects on his time at the Abbey Prestigious honour for Jeffrey Williams on retirement from Abbey Music this month November Music this month October In robes of a different hue Former Chorister Bernard Mordan on life as a Buddhist monk. From the archives: twenty five years ago Music this month September Reflections on Truro 2003 Harry Prowse, Head Chorister, writes Truro trip was perfect swansong for Jeffrey Mike Rowland, Senior Lay Clerk, writes for the Romsey Advertiser Truro 2003 singing holiday photo gallery Music this month August Music sung at Truro Cathedral July The Organist writes… An end-of-year message from Jeffrey WilliamsMore »

David Snell on script writing for the Epiphany Supper entertainment and the perils of planning in good time Anyone who has watched much football on TV knows the scenario. It’s the final minute of extra time in the last game of the season. The home team needs 3 points to avoid the relegation,gain promotion or qualify for European competition. A player who, earlier in the game, equalised from a fleeting opportunity now finds himself in possession, three yards from an open goal with the entire defence fast asleep and snoring gently. I think that clinical is the word that sporting journalists use in this situation.More »