Enjoy great music and lunch at church in Clifton

Musical delights: The Rev Sheila Bridge, the vicar of St Peter and St John's
Musical delights: The Rev Sheila Bridge, the vicar of St Peter and St John's

Talented musicians and singers are performing n Clifton Road, Rugby during lunchtimes between May and October.

A series of short concerts will take place at 1pm on the first Saturday of each month in St Peter and St John’s Church,

The choir of St Mark’s church, Bilton will launch the series on Saturday May 4 with choral works from Thomas Tallis to the ‘Vicar of Dibley’ composer Howard Goodall. The concert will include instrumental pieces and organ music directed by David Noble.

Refreshments are available in the church hall from 12 noon before each concert, and there will be a retiring collection after each performance.

Other local groups performing include the Rugby Cavatina Singers, The Rugby Recorder Ensemble, the Bilton Silver Training Band, Gordon Croft with St George’s Choir, singers from St Andrew’s Benn Primary School and the King Rackham Piano-Violin Duo.

The Rev Sheila Bridge, the new vicar at St Peter and St John’s, said: “I am delighted the church is able to host so many talented musicians and singers.

“I hope that many people from our local community will come along to hear them and enjoy the atmosphere of our lovely church.”

Yvonne Rollins, director of music at St Peter and St John’s, said: “‘Following the great success of the two concerts last year, we have expanded our season to what we hope will become a regular part of Rugby’s musical scene.

“There is a great variety of music to suit all tastes and with a light lunch available before, why not come and hear for yourselves?

More information can be found on the special St Peter & St John Saturday Music website: https://sites.google.com/site/pjsaturdaymusic/