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Reflections on the Staged Messiah by director John Ramster – Day 3

Following on from John Ramster’s reflections yesterday on the characters and their personal narratives, we conclude this short series of blog posts as John sums up his aims and hopes for the piece: ‘There is no need for these personal narratives to impede the central story of Birth, Death and Resurrection. That is the only… Read More »

Reflections on the Staged Messiah by director John Ramster – Day 2

We continue this short series of posts from John Ramster, who has written movingly of the ideas and motivation behind his Staged Messiah, which visits Emmanuel tomorrow at 7.30pm. Today, he reveals how he inspired his singers in their interpretation of the piece: “Six weeks before rehearsals began, I sent each cast member a short… Read More »

Reflections on the Staged Messiah by director John Ramster – Day One

It’s now only 2 days until our Staged Messiah, here at Emmanuel on Friday at 7.30pm. What makes this Messiah different? Over the next few days, we will share with you some reflections by director John Ramster which give a fascinating insight into how this interpretation has been conceived and created. Today, he writes: ‘Not… Read More »

Emmanuel Website – Full Calendar is now live!

We are pleased to say that not only is there now a complete listing of all the other musical and cultural events taking place at Emmanuel on our website here, but that the online calendar has now been updated with all the information currently available about each event.  This will be regularly updated as details… Read More »

Knit Café celebrates its 12th Birthday

The Knit Cafe celebrated its 12th birthday on Thursday 9th February. The cafe started by Anna Briggs with the help of Christine Sansom. A place to come and meet friends, have tea and knit. There are up to 18 folk who now regularly attend. Parcels of knitted blankets, jumpers and hats are sent abroad to… Read More »