Saturday, 26 March 2011

Ashton Singers : Music for Passiontide : St Luke's Church, Stanmore, Winchester : Saturday 9 April 2011 at 7.30 p.m.

Music for Passiontide

Saturday 9 April 2011, 7.30 p.m., St. Luke’s Church, Stanmore, Winchester

Robert White Lamentations for 5 voices
Music by White, Tallis, Victoria, Guerrero, Morales, Gombert, Manchicourt, Lotti

David Glynn organ     
Julian Macey conductor

Robert White’s Lamentations have been described as a high point of Elizabethan choral music.  The concert includes his Lamentations for five voices and hymn settings interspersed with plainsong or organ verses by White and Tallis. Three dramatic settings of Crucifixus for six, eight and ten voices by Antonio Lotti (1667-1740) form the centrepiece of the second half, contrasting with Lenten and Easter motets by Spanish and Flemish sixteenth century composers.

The resonant acoustic of St. Luke’s Church is particularly suitable for this music.

‘I did not want this endless stream of glorious sound to cease - the choir and conductor working as one, performing this music to a standard rarely likely to be bettered.’ (Hampshire Chronicle review of a previous Ashton Singers performance of White’s Lamentations in St Luke’s)

More information, including directions and ticket availability, can be found at

Friday, 18 March 2011

Logicalis IT Forum Spring Meeting at the Bath Spa Hotel, Wednesday 6 April : IBM update, and moving forward from V5R4

The Logicalis IT Forum Spring Meeting will be at the Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel, Bath on Wednesday 6th April, with dinner/overnight stay on Tuesday 5th April.

I am delighted to announce that our speaker will be Nigel Adams, who will need no introduction as the IBM i Product Manager, Power Systems.

We will be covering two topics:
• An IBM hardware and software update from Nigel;
• Following a recent exchange of ideas concerning moving forward from V5R4, I am keen to have a round-table discussion on the subject.

I’ll provide a more detailed agenda shortly, but in the meantime please let me know if you would like to attend this event. My ‘phone number is 01225 436302, email