Langham in Rutland
Parish Church Events
Concerts in the Church
A series of concerts in aid of church funds, featuring choral and instrumental music of
Elizabethan melodies, jazz, opera, cello, show tunes and light hearted miscellanies.
Saturday 20th April: Serenata’s 8 voices will sing ‘Songs of Springtime, a collection of
sacred music, madrigals, folk songs and more’ at 7.30pm in Langham Parish Church.
There will be a bar from 7.00pm and in the interval when substantial refreshments will
The last time that this choir was here with their exquisite music was in December 2011
Tickets are £10 from 01572 723533 or 757435 or 723570 or, from Music and More
4, Melton Road,Oakham.
LANGHAM CHRISTMAS TREE AND CRIB FESTIVAL - Report
The 2012 Festival weekend proved to be a huge success and raised about £2750. About a hundred people enjoyed the
Opening Concert by professional singer and actress Jackie Morrison from Langham and her friend Thora Ker
accompanied by pianist David Smith with an evening of seasonal songs varying between traditional, sentimental and
humorous including an energetic audience participation version of 12 Days of Christmas. The free mulled wine/soft
drinks and an impressive amount of canapés were equally enjoyed by all, surrounded by glittering trees and cribs.
There was also an impassioned presentation by Louise Maskell on our nominated charity for this year - ‘KIDS
COMPANY’, which will receive a donation out of the proceeds from the festival with the rest going towards the
upkeep of the Church.
The musical theme was continued with a variety of live musical performances throughout the weekend in the church,
including both the choirs from Langham and Catmose Primary schools, the Destiny Ambassadors Gospel choir, who we
hope will be featured in a future concert programme, and a dozen musicians singing and playing piano, organ, cello
and viola at different times, supplemented by Christmas carols on CD.
The Craft Fair on Saturday in the Village Hall also featured a willow weaving workshop where John Shone and Martin
helped people to make their own willow masterpieces. There was also a tombola and refreshments throughout the
day with refreshments on Sunday being in the church.
More than 300 people (including those with ‘pass outs’ from the concert night) visited the Church on Saturday and
Sunday to view the trees and cribs and buy raffle tickets, quiz sheets and refreshments. There were many cribs and
trees decorating the church but out of the nearly 50 Christmas Trees and Cribs in the competition, the winners were:
the Langham School crib made by years 1 – 6 in the style of Amish rag dolls; the ‘Arctic Animals’ tree by Art Imps; the
‘wholly incredible and edible crib’ by Langham & Barleythorpe WI and the Craft Club tree ‘Winter Warmers for
charity’. The organisers would like to thank everyone who has so generously sponsored us or donated raffle and
tombola prizes, the splendid refreshments and above all those who have given their time and energy to make the
fstival a success. Roll on 2014 for our next Christmas Tree festival.