Many Thanks to everyone who came to our summer concert held in St Lawrence Church on 5th July at 7:30pm.
We will be back in the church after a short break (and more rehearsals for our new repertoire) on Sunday 6th October for Songs of Praise.
This is just part of the Chobham Music and Flower festival. You can be sure of a warm welcome, as always at this service!
The church is in the middle of Chobham High Street (GU24 8AA) and there is a public car park only 200 metres away.
This is where we will post information about our future concerts and other events.
At this year’s summer concert we played a variety of music from America, Singapore, Canada and the UK including extracts from the soundtracks of Disney’s “Aladdin” and “Mary Poppins” plus, classical music: “La Calinda” from the “Florida Suite” by Delius and “Gabriel’s Oboe” by Ennio Morricone, and popular tunes such as The Beatles’ “Yesterday” and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”
The group’s handbells were cast in 1908 in the Whitechapel foundry, London, the original manufacturer of the U.S. Liberty Bell and the re-cast of Big Ben. In America and many other countries, this type of bell is called the “English handbell” because it was invented here in the 17th Century.
There are 105 bells – a traditional “long set” – five octaves of bells with the most frequently used bells duplicated and with additional handchimes to enrich the sound. They have been used by St Lawrence Chobham Handbell Ringers since 2002.
The Group has played in other parts of the world at international handbell events and all over the UK and on national radio and television.